I have written before and asked for anonymity due to domestic violence, despite my ex being out of my house 3.5 years and fear his retribution. I wish to remain ‘behind the scenes’ as a quiet champion of your site and the amazing work you do. This site has literally saved my life and I share it with many people. I have even written it on toilet doors in the ladies!
This link takes people to our horrifying stats and I am sure they are reflected across the globe. In an insane world this site is my touchstone to hear amazing individuals generously sharing their experiences coming out of the tyranny of abuse, stolen agency and mindfuckery. A digital hand-hold through the minefield. There is no greater place to come to fill up on thoughtful words and insights.
Today I feel lucky I wasn’t a sad statistic and cheer on those getting their ducks in a row to get out …It takes time often can seem counterintuitive to those on the outside, but good advice does and has saved lives. Keep on making a difference.
That is the greatest compliment I have ever received as a writer! This site is on a loo wall! I love it!
I’m so glad you’re safe and you’re free, and I’m running your letter today to say thank you to Chump Nation for sharing your stories and hard-won advice. I know it often feels like typing into the void, but please know that your words are helping someone you will probably never meet. I’m sorry the world needs communities like this, but I’m grateful for all of you.
So on that note, the Friday Challenge is to tell CN how you Lined Up Your Ducks.
We write that a lot here — get your ducks lined up! — but HOW did you do it? Stash money? Confide in a friend? Get a loan from your parents? Move to another state? Just get fed up one day and bolt? Or did you plot and make Excel spreadsheets? Hire the biggest badass of a lawyer?
Tell CN your practical Leave a Fuckwit tips and pen some encouragement. Someone somewhere out there needs it.
TGIF! Hold out for Real Monkey Love. And run away from those barbed wire monkeys!