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Posted by Lisa Johnson on
I am not the kind of person who’s into “stuff.” For special occasions, I like to be taken out to a funky ethnic restaurant, or even better, whisked away for a weekend. Being a December baby, the holidays push right up against my birthday. As I’d already had an awesome getaway earlier that month, I knew that another would be unrealistic, and that was fine. However, when my boyfriend, Chris, started talking about how much I would love my Christmas gift way back in October, I knew he should stop getting his own expectations up. He announced...
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Posted by Lisa Johnson on
Being the parent of a teen daughter, and having just finished a domestic abuse advocate a certification course, I keep thinking about what I can do for my kids to make sure that they don’t end up in the same situation I was in, being married to an abusive partner. How did I, a smart, educated and competent woman, end up in something so outrageous? It was my sister who first said, “Lisa, you have been in an abusive relationship,” when I finally extracted myself after eighteen years, and my reaction was nothing short of shock. There is...
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