Moving On From Domestic Violence Quotes

“Over time as most people fail the survivor’s exacting test of trustworthiness, she tends to withdraw from relationships. The isolation of the survivor thus persists even after she is free.”

“Don’t play his game. Play yours.”

“Dammit woman, stop trying to beat me. I’ll sue you for domestic violence.”

Dammit woman, stop trying

“She could just pack up and leave, but she does not visualize what’s beyond ahead.”

“Sure relationships include arguments, but pain is not a side-effect of love.”

“When trust is lost, traumatized people feel that they belong more to the dead than to the living.”

“If anyone hits me, they can expect to be hit back, and harder. I never turn the other cheek because in my experience that doesn’t work.”

“No amount of me trying to explain myself was doing any good. I didn’t even know what was going on inside of me, so how could I have explained it to them?”

No amount of me trying to

“Constipation was one of the things she hated most in the world, on par with despicable men who commit domestic violence and narrow-minded religious fundamentalists.”

“Recovery can take place only within then context of relationships; it cannot occur in isolation.”

“Domestic abuse, also called intimate partner violence, is the systematic suffocation of another person’s spirit.”

“Never let a man put his hands on you without your permission.”

“. . . We love fog because it shifts old anomalies into the elements surrounding them. It gives relief from a way of seeing”

. . . We love fog because it

“Physical aggression by a man toward his partner is abuse, even if it happens only once.”

“Never believe a man’s claim that he has to harm his partner in order to protect her; only abusers think this way.”

“It’s not your fault you had an unwanted dick in you.”

“It’s not your fault you had an unwanted dick in you.”

“As tears fall from her face she begins to sway Love shouldn’t hurt this way.”

As tears fall from her

“The signs of sociopathy are usually there before we are abused; most of us just don’t know enough to recognize them”

“Use the darkness of your past to propel you to a brighter future.”

“Intimidated, old traumas triggered, and fearing for my safety, I did what I felt I needed to do.”

“Every time he raised his hands on her. He killed a prince from a fairy tale somewhere deep within her heart, brutally.”

“We are all the product of our past and have to live with our memories and personality they cannot be erased.”

We are all the product of

“Everybody’s good when they’re good, darling. You don’t judge a person by that. It’s how they act when things aren’t good that tells you who they really are.”

“There is life after abuse. This is mine.”

“Repetition is the mute language of the abused child.”

“Dissociation appears to be… the internal mechanism by which terrorized people are silenced.”

“Threatening a current or former partner isn’t passion, or love, or heartache. It’s violence, it’s abuse and it’s a crime.”

“A husband should not discipline his wife, Johanna says.”