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Hello everyone! Not many of you know me.I'm GSD77>Laurie. I have lupus fibromyalgia,aps anxietyect. This is very personal but wanted to share this with anyone who is or knows someone suffering from domestic violence. I have been in an abusive relationship with my husband for almost 6 years. My children and I have been abused physically,emmotionally,and verbally.Today I went to court andand was granted permanent protective order for my children and myself. We are finally free of fear .We walked on eggshells and now the house has been swept clean! I guess I wanted you to know there is help and hope out there.Just remember that you are the head and not the tail. We have claimed our victory and independance back! Thank-you Lord Jesus !Thank-you for listening,love and prayers ,GSD77>Laurie:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
 

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Hi Laurie,

You must be so relieved. I do understand what you were going through as I too was a victim of domestic violence. I was however lucky in that the physical violence was short lived - I have a very strong character (no kidding - bet that made some laugh :lol:) and I just walked out one day.

I was also lucky that my ex husband was not purely violent but more because he, himself needed help and leaving was sufficient to stop him coming anywhere near me. He has also never ever touched his children.

Enjoy your freedom,
Katharine
 

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Hi Laurie,

It was nice to chat with you last night and get to know you better.

Again, CONGRATULATIONS to you and your kids.

A job well done.
 

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Laurie

I applaud and admire your bravery not only speaking about it but having the strength to say enough's enough.

My Brother was in a similar position, to cut a long story short he had a restraining order on his wife (complete head case) and now has full custody of the children. He doesn't speak about it but some of the things that the children said to the court services officers were enough to make your hair curl. I haven't been told everything but as his sister I have a good idea, from what I saw and how he changed over the years. He was always happy go lucky and became withdrawn and so different.

They are all so much happier now, my niece is studying for her A-levels and wants to be a doctor. She is carer for my brother who is wheelchair bound now and for her two brother one has aspergers syndrome. She was also nominated by her school for a Princess Diana award. She is a pretty amazing kid considering all she has been through. So what I am saying really is there is light at the end of the tunnel, and I hope that the same light that shone on my brother and his children, shines on you too.

Take care of yourself and have a wonderful life with your children.

Claire
 

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Dear Katharine,LolaLola,Karol H,granny weatherwax, Thank-you all so much for your replys!Sometimes when you are in that situation,you think you are all alone.Well we are not and I feel so blessed to have caring supportive loving people like you all.Thank-you so much for being here for my children and I.Love and prayers,GSD77>Laurie
 

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I am very happy for you and wish you a great, peaceful holiday.

You have much courage and strength and you are right, there is help out there, all you have to do is reach for it.

Wishing you great days ahead.
 

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Congratulations, well done, pat on the back......

I have never been a victim of domestic violence...but my husband is an alcoholic....and get very depressed....over the last 2 yrs...death of my parents..him falling off the wagon so to say...has been horrific for me..because i have realised i was always wary of causing him any stress( i must be mad) incase it set him off again...anyway...cut a long story short ( i have posted before) he has anounced he is leaving me , for his girlfriend before me ..we have been together 30 yrs..how long that little spark has been going on i don't know.

Well like you say...there is light at the end of the tunnel and like you said..one has to reach out for it, and sometimes ask for help. In a matter of a few weeks i have asked friends for help in sorting things out...all are more than willing to help.

Isn't it a good feeling, when suddenly the thought comes thru..hey i'm going to make it...glad to hear your OK. i bet yr health will improve now as well.;););)

Marika
 

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Laurie, that is wonderful news!

You must feel as free as a bird! May you and your children enjoy the rest of your life free from this abusive cretin. I bet you cant stop smiling! :)

Well done!

Joan:rose:
 

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Hi Laurie,
I am so pleased for you. you are so strong for having the courage to lay down a line that will keep you and your children safe. I had to go through the courts to get help with domestic abuse amny yers ago and I know it takes alot of strenghth to stick to your guns and not give in. GOOD FOR YOU.
Now you and your children can start rebuilding your lives nd enjoy the freedom you have given yourself. ;)

Take Care

I wish you and your children all the best for the future.

Cassie :)
 

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thank-you !i

I just wanted to say thank-you to all that responded to my post victory. I so much appreciate the love and support you all have shown my children and I. ty very much and God bless! GSD77>Laurie :)
 
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