Domestic Violence: A Definition

You may notice I refer to myself as a victim or survivor of domestic violence (DV) even though my abuser was never physical with me. In Australian DV includes physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse. According to my dear friend Wikipedia, “…in Australia, domestic violence is defined by Family Law Act 1975[1][2] as “violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person […]

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How I Got Here Part 1

Since this is my first proper post I think it appropriate that it is a little bit about my story. I’ve called my blog ‘Silent Abuse’ because there is a type of abuser moving through the world reaping destruction, toppling skyscrapers without ever raising their voice or their hands, gaslighting so subtly the victim doesn’t […]

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