EVER WONDER WHY YOUR ABUSIVE PARTNER HATES YOU?

  (This tirade is a little different from the more measured writing you may be accustomed to from me, so take  a deep breath. The piece is in two parts, both of which are below.)   Part 1 The abusive man learns early in life, from his surrounding society and beyond, that when he becomes…

THE CURRENT STATE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES, PART 4

In the first three posts of this series, I laid out a collection of concerns regarding the direction that domestic violence work has taken over roughly the past two decades. The issues I’m raising are ones that have been brought to me by abused women themselves and by program staff, many of whom are also…

An Adult Brother and Sister Talk About Growing Up With a Dad Who Abused Their Mother

    A terrific podcast has recently gone up where an adult brother and sister discuss their experience growing up with a father who abused their mother. They open up about how the experience has affected their lives, and discuss the kinds of healing they have done to overcome the emotional wounds they experienced. I…

Forbidden to Protect

My new play, which I co-wrote with Patrice Lenowitz of The Nurtured Parent (see nurturedparent.org), was performed May 6th in Albany, NY at the annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference. We had 175 people in the audience. Our wonderful 12-person cast put the show together in record time to get it ready for the conference.  …