Surviving Domestic Violence Ask Me Anything
Growing up as the daughter of the Grand Dragon of the KKK, I saw plenty of violence, but I would continue to live in a cycle of dysfunction as I grew up to marry an evil man whose violence was of a different sort.
My name is Jvonne Hubbard author of the memoir "White Sheets To Brown Babies", a dramatic, raw look at a young girl's journey growing up in the poverty of the poor South., with an upbringing filled with dysfunction.
In this Ask Me Anything forum I will be focusing on questions related to the subject of Domestic Violence. I was married and lived in a painful, violent and traumatic relationship with my first husband for 6 years. The psychology and dynamic of a perpetrator/victim relationship is a very emotionally traumatizing thing. The mental/emotional scarring can last years and years, if not a lifetime after physical wounds have healed. My great getaway is detailed in the book, and was one of the scariest days of my life! In fact afterwards, for 2 years straight, I would look over my shoulder every minute just waiting to be killed (as he had always promised he would).
Let's use this forum to discuss the grisly details of the violence and abuse that goes on in domestically violent marriages, intimate relationships and even in teen dating at times. To educate others to recognize the signs of abusive behaviour and to love themselves enough not to accept that sort of treatment will be my goal going forth with this AMA.
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