Friday, January 5, 2018

SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO START OVER.

It's another year and the most talked about topics include weight loss, financial stability and organization.  What we don't hear about is the need to run from the people we love that are simply incapable of treating us properly.  These are those people who are toxic and make us second guess who we are or strive to be.

Maya Angelou once said "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time".


We've all met someone who seems so perfect, then unexpectedly those red beacons warn us that something is wrong.  Statements like "Should you be eating that?" become the norm.  He or she is always on the phone or computer while you're trying to have a conversation, but what you talk about is discounted as unimportant.  Perhaps you've been expected to agree with someone all the time, and when that doesn't happen, all hell breaks loose.  Your partner gets a new computer and demands that you never look at it,  smilingly promising not to go on chat sites, visit porn on Twitter or instant message any strangers. He insists on his privacy and you just need to trust him.  After all, he's paying all the bills and you should be appreciative. "Bitch" is your new name, and it's getting more and more difficult to hide those bruises and scars.  The way he treats others in public is totally different than how he acts towards you in private.

Eventually, you start to recognize physical signs of discomfort before, during or after being around this person.  Fear, emptiness, frustration, isolation or a sense of hopelessness may be some of those feelings.  But despite all these obvious signs, you're a nurturer, and believe things will change and get better.  Surely, if you keep giving all you have, everything will be wonderful, right?


Sadly, as much as we don't want it to be true, some people are simply unwilling or unable to love others, and the reasons are varied.  Many don't even care about hurting others, and will show no emotion.  If our partners have verbally abused and degraded someone else in the past, we can expect the exact same treatment - eventually.  A man who hits his girlfriend or wife, then seems so remorseful, will do it again and again.  I promise you that the nightmare is only beginning.


What do we do if we see a snake in front of us? We recognize the danger, and of course, we run to get the heck outta there by foot, hover board or jetsonmobile.  Even though wolves are beautiful, they live in the wild and are on a mission, so none of us would spend any time trying to change them, right?  They are who they are.  He or she is NOT going to change, and as kind and loving as you may be, YOU cannot change someone else.  The lying, cheating, punching, name calling, degradation and controlling behavior will NOT stop.  If you lose 100 pounds, get larger breasts, get famous, or even change your face, something will be wrong with the dinner you prepared. There will always be something, and you'll continue to be blamed for things that aren't your fault.  This is a never ending and unpleasant cycle that no one should have to endure.


So in 2018, if you're dating and start to notice signs that make you uncomfortable, it's super easy to just say no before you're emotionally invested.  It's much, much, more difficult, but if  you've been in a relationship for a while which  has caused you to feel fear or unhappiness, and you've lost who you are, cautiously, start making plans to live your life and follow your passion.    


Start taking notes on pieces of paper, a journal, index cards or a calendar.  Hide it well or give the notes to someone you trust. Save money if you can.  But even if some of these things are hard to do, safely be prepared to leave the house with the clothing on your back and get to a shelter, church or loved one. Whenever you can, listen to your hunches and make 2018 the year for YOU.



These famous people will be 70 years old this year:
Stevie Nicks
Samuel Jackson
Richard Simmons
Charles, the Prince of Wales
Billy Crystal
Al Gore
Terry Bradshaw
Phylicia Rashad
Grace Jones

If you've been reading this blog, you may already know that I will travel the world to ride a roller coaster.  I get on rides that even my 33 year old son stays away from, but don't tell him I told you. (lol) If you have a need for speed, be sure to add these to your bucket list.  But there are a few coasters that came out on top in 2017 that have been recently added to my bucket list.  Do you dare?


Ferrari World - Formula Rossa  149 miles per hour
Six Flags - Kingda Ka                128 miles per hour

HARRY POTTER
Can't get enough of Harry Potter?  This March enjoy the new story from JK Rowling as Harry's all grown up with three kids of his own, and working for the Ministry of Magic.  After being sold out in London, the show will debut on Broadway in New York. 

BOURBON BALLS
Traditionally this dessert is popular in the South during the holidays, but I say pull them out any time for a tasty treat.  Even better, they are super simple to make because there's no cooking involved.  There is some waiting however, so you can get other stuff done during that time.


1 Lb Powdered Sugar
1/3 Cup Bourbon (Or use rum if you prefer)
4 Tablespoons Softened Butter
50 Pecan Halves or 1 Cup
1 1/2 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Tablespoon Heavy Whipping Cream


In a large bowl, blend together the powdered sugar, bourbon and butter.  Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.  Shape the mixture into 25 1 inch balls, then gently press 2 pecan halves into opposite sides of the ball.  Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.  With all this waiting for the balls to set up, you may as well go to bed at this point, and get back to it in the morning. (lol)


Recipe came from this amazing cookbook
Line your baking pan with wax paper.  In a saucepan, combine the chocolate and cream and melt over medium heat. Remove from the heat.  Using a toothpick or cocktail stick, dip the bourbon balls into the chocolate and transfer to the baking sheet.  Refrigerate for 1 hour so the chocolate can set properly.


Cary, NC

For those who may remember my crazy obsession with wanting cold weather during the winter, I got my wish here in NC all this week along with 1 inch of snow; but according to reports for next week, things will be blazing in the 60's once again.  

What is considered frigid temps here will cause fountains to freeze, schools to close, and supermarkets to run out of bread and water.

Here's an idea of what I mean:
A mad rush on everything in the store before it snows.

Downtown Charlotte NC



Frozen Fountain - Fayetteville, NC (Matt Plyler)

Frozen Fountain - Valdese, NC




Wow!  In 1953, the very first color television sets went on sale for just $1,175.00 each. 
The equivalent of that same tv would cost a whopping $8,800 today!


70 comments:

  1. Wise words for women, and men too for that matter. The frozen fountains are incredible and the old tv a wonderful piece of furniture.

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    1. Something about looking at old school pictures just intrigues me Andrew. Hugs...RO

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  2. Trusting your gut is excellent advice. And get out sooner rather than later.
    Here on average two women a week die because they didn't leave soon enough, and innumerable others (and their children) are damaged.
    Love the look of the bourbon balls but it is way too hot here to even turn the stove on.

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    1. I've been guilty of ignoring it, but it does tell you when something doesn't feel right. Two women a week is just too much EC, and angers me that they weren't able to live a life of love and happiness and peace. I hear you on that one. Here it's cold today, but we can soon expect weather in the 60's in January! Hope your day is going well! Hugs...RO

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  3. Thank you for sharing words of wisdom from Maya Angelou. She was a great lady...I miss her. Stay warm.

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    1. She was quite brilliant for sure. You stay warm and safe too Angela! Hugs...RO

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  4. What a fabulous first post of 2018. This is a subject close to my heart, too. Too many women accept it in the name of love. Some women are NEVER hit, so they have no physical scars. But the emotional ones are as bad. Whoever the idiot was who wrote "sticks and stones can hurt my bones, but words can never hurt me," was obviously never emotionally or mentally abused. Sometimes it's even worse for these women because they have no physical proof. People, including police, are seldom wont to acknowledge this type of abuse. These are the ones other battered women call "lucky." Thanks for reminding these women they have options, even if they don't realize it.

    It's frigid here, too, but we haven't seen any moisture in over two months. LOVE the photos, though. I have a friend who still has one of those old tube tvs. It still works, too!

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    1. I would love to see her tube tv, and perhaps one day you can take a pic to share. Something about looking at things from the past is just so soothing. I'm in agreement that we tend to do so many things for love, but it's one sided, causing so many to be hurt. I agree. We grew up saying that as kids, but it's definitely NOT true. Words can truly hurt. Happy Sunday Elizabeth and stay warm. Later this week we'll be in the 60's! Hugs...RO

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  5. Sometimes you have to cut people out of your life just to have a good life. I've had to do it. It's not easy but things get better with them gone.

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    1. This is so true. You're right! It's rough to do, but I do believe that life is so much better eventually. Hugs..and Happy Sunday! RO

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  6. No no no, not getting on those rides

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    1. No roller coaster rides? (lol) I truly love them so much! Hugs,,,RO

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  7. Good, strong reminder about keeping it healthy with relationships.

    I haven't been on a roller coaster in many years. Not sure how I'd feel about one now. LOL

    I love the winter cold, too, though I'm not a fan of ice on the roads and walks.

    Have a good weekend, Ro!

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    1. As old as I am, it wouldn't take much for me to jump on a coaster these days, Sophia, and my son thinks I'm nuts! The icy stuff can make it dangerous for sure. Happy Sunday! Hugs...RO

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  8. I used to have toxic people in my life when I was a lot younger, but I've been more discerning with my friends. Can't do anything about family though. My sister in law, wife to my now deceased brother in law is a toxic person. We only interacted with her because we wanted to see him while he was dying and so mom and dad could visit and say final good-byes. Now that he's dead, she's cut off all contact with our side of the family. Probably a good thing. She was not a nice person.

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    1. You're so right, and it's sad when a family member creeps into the family with lots of negativity. I'm sorry for your loss, and as you mentioned, it's probably a good thing that she's moved on and don't have to deal with the unnecessary drama.

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  9. Yes, I have no time for toxic or judgemental people Ro. I removed some from my Facebook and felt the effect almost immediately. I need to plan a trip to NY for the play :)

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    1. I was much more tolerant when I was young, but now that I'm older, I try my best to not have to deal with it. Good for you for recognizing the negativity and getting rid of it via Social Media. Hugs and Happy Saturday! RO

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  10. You are soooo right, it is VERY important to run from toxic people for overall health... starting to think I need to add this to my giant list... - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Too much drama is a nightmare Gingi. Definitely a focus for me this year. Hugs...RO

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  11. Wow I love that Maya Angelou quote. I know someone who is toxic like that and sometimes I feel bad for kind of excluding them from my life, but whenever I reconnect I remember... leopards don't change their spots lol. Good to remember. And especially so, as you point out, for people in abusive relationships.

    Stevie Nicks is 70? Wow.

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    1. I adore Stevie Nicks and the last time I saw her she looked as lovely as ever. I was totally shocked to see her age, too! Maya Angelou was right on point, but so often I've refused to acknowledge the truth. Like you, I feel bad if I have stopped communicating with someone due to the negativity, but once I run into that person, I'm painfully reminded of why things changed. So true, even if he wanted to, a Leopard sure can't change his spots. Hugs and Happy Sunday! RO

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  12. A very interesting post. So many people have to endure domestic violence, and so few find the strength to get away from it. Thanks for touching on the subject. And leopards definitely do not change there spots! Have fun with your roller coaster rides, they woud be nothing for me! Have a great 2018, hugs, Valerie

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    1. It's very hard to get out of, and many people don't understand why a person may stay. Yay! Love my roller coasters! Have a wonderful day! Hugs...RO

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  13. AM
    And we take colored TVs for granted today! Wow!
    No snow here, but we were in Greenville and Winterville yesterday. YIKES! Lots of ice and snow on side roads and cars in the ditches.
    You know standing outside for 15 minutes in this weather just might double that calorie burn or...just go outside for 7.5 minutes. Grin.
    Hugs

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    1. You're so right Super Sandra! We press the remote button and color is there in all its glory, and that's what we expect. I wonder how we'd all react if we lost color and went back to black and white televisions? Hmmm...It looked bad across the land due to the ice, and it was the pits about cars being stuck in ditches. I like that idea Super Sandra! I think I could sure do 7.5 minutes to lose a pound or two.(lol)

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  14. Dear RO, how right you are! I have a friend with a daughter in an abusive relationship which she refuses to leave believing he will change. He won’t other than to get worse, but she will not believe it. I’m going to suggest she read your post in the hope something will resonate with her.
    I may not be famous, but I will be seventy this year. I have no idea how it happened, but here I am. :-)
    I’m going to be away from my blog for a few months if I can get internet access, I will still visit your blog, but if you don’t see me around you will know why. I will be back when it’s spring in the UK.
    Happy New Year, Hugs Barbara
    PS I remember watching the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953 on a black-and-white TV my dad bought after a win on the football pools. It was the only TV in our village so all the neighbours came to our house to watch.

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    1. I can't bear the thought of you not being around Barbara!!!!Looking forward to your birthday post, which I'm sure will be fabulous. That must have been a fun time for all to watch the Coronation at your home! The good in people makes us believe that an abuser will change but it's so sad that it usually doesn't happen and lives are lost. I hope your friend's daughter can get out, but statistically it takes about 7 tries before someone who is being abused stays gone. I stay in prayer for her. Hugs...RO

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  15. I wish there were blogs like your when I was married before. My ex-husband was physically and emotionally abusive, and after a long time, I finally decided that I needed something better for myself and our daughter. It was hard. But a short time later I met my husband now, and we've been married 19 years now. Blogs like yours would have been a wonderful place for support and answers.

    I am so going to have to make some Bourbon Balls, they look delicious!!!

    Over here is Tennessee, everything seems to frozen too. The pics are really pretty though. :)

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    1. You already know that I'm glad you got out alive, but sorry that you suffered for so long. Many people don't realize the difficulty to get out of these type of relationships because we really believe the person will change, or from fears of financial instability. On average, it take a person about 7 times to leave for good. I'm so thrilled that you've been happy for 19 years of marital bliss. You are so wonderfully blessed. My goal is always to reach out to share tips and support and sometimes to just listen. Yes to Bourbon Balls! The frozen pics do look pretty phenomenal, huh? Hugs...RO

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  16. Even on my Dad's death bed, as he laid there with bruises inflicted by my mother, he still believed that she would change. He put up with her abuse for 70 years.

    Happy New Year to you!

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    1. Hearing stories like this Joey, always make me cry. 70 years is such a long time to endure the pain of abuse. We desperately want those we love to change, and live in such hurtful lives. Your dad is at peace now. hugs...RO

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  17. Can you believe it! 1953 and the first colour TV's went on sale! Amazing ...
    I can remember watching my parents very small black and white TV and feeling very excited about it!

    Sending my good wishes for 2018

    All the best Jan

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    1. I remember those days too, and my goodness things sure have changed. We don't even have to get up to change the channels with pliers anymore(lol) I sure hated being the remote control for my parents*heh* Happy Wednesday Jan! Hugs...RO

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  18. Hi RO :) This is a powerful post. It touched me and beyond that I'm a bit tongue tied. xxx

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    1. Every once in a while I feel the need to talk about those who are being abused and in horrible relationships. If a post can help just one person, it makes a difference. Soon I'll be off to read my Martha Stewart Appetizer book for something unique to make for dinner. I feel like you and I can start a cookbook store. (lol) Hugs...and happy Wednesday. RO

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  19. Hi Ro! Nice to meet you! Thanks for coming by my blog! A very good and powerful post! We have to love ourselves and trust out soul. Always trust that little voice inside of you!! I'm glad you are making posts like this, because abuse comes in so many different forms!
    No rollercoasters for me! LOL!
    Those bourbon balls look so yummy!
    That's amazing about the tv!!
    We have been in a deep freeze too, but next week, a little bit of a thaw!
    Big Hugs!

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    1. Hi right back! I enjoyed checking out your blog so much! You give some great words of wisdom of trusting our souls and loving ourselves. You're so right! I hate to hear about abuse in any manner. Give me my roller coasters every day if possible! Stay warm and HUGE Hugs...RO

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  20. I used to see little things schools would show to teach (mainly girls) how to avoid abuse relationships.

    I remember some stereotypical bad boy doing something to his cute girlfriend in the little movie thing. She gets mad and almost breaks up but he stuffs a teddy bear in her locker.

    Like watching a horror movie "Run lady! Run!"

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    1. You're so right Adam. Abusive men or women think that material things fix the problem and cover up the pain, and it works for a little while. But the danger is so very real, and as you mentioned, "run"! By the way,speaking of running, I see they are doing a redo of Halloween with Jaime Lee Curtis and all. They aren't going to pay attention to the other 20 movies that were made. The fact that Curtis agreed to do this speaks volumes. Hugs...rO

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  21. RO Great advice on getting rid of toxic relationships, I hope with all the press on #metoo etc.. that young girls will really sit up and listen.

    ps.
    I LOVE these posts of yours I learn so much stuff that I had absolutely no idea I needed to know :)

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    1. Debbie, you are just so kind, and I'm glad we connected in 2017! This is the year for more people to take notice, and to not be afraid. I pray that one thing may make a difference or save a life. HUGE Hugs...RO

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  22. This is such a powerful post, Ro. I definitely agree with the journal keeping.

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    1. Thanks so much Kristin. When people look at their notes it helps to put things in perspective, and for others to see the truth of the nightmare. Hugs...RO

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  23. Thanks for sharing all of this. It's important for people to know, for sure!!

    Mmm...bourbon balls are so yummy. I live in KY so they love their bourbon. haha and I SO want to see the Harry Potter play in NYC. I'm hoping to get tickets when they release more next month, but we'll see. I DID get to see it in London so I know I'm lucky there but it's just amazing and most of the original cast are in the NYC cast now, and I'd love to see them again.

    -lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Yay! That's so cool that you saw the play in London, and I'll bet it was pretty amazing. Keeping fingers crossed that you can see it in New York too. I thought about you when I heard about it. I'm told this recipe started in Kentucky(lol) Hugs...RO

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  24. Your post, as always was very relevant and shines a needed light. I find it so sad when the person you should be able to depend on turns on you, destroys self esteem, and sometimes worse. Thank goodness for the homes out there for abused women and children. No doubt we need more.
    Other than that fifteen minutes...stay warm, Rockin Ro:)
    Hugs,

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    1. Are you ready for our heat wave this week Super Sandra? I'll have to hunker down and burn my calories the old fashioned way it seems. (lol) Every time I think about someone being abused, I cringe, because it can sometimes be almost impossible to get away from it. But I continue to hope and pray for world-wide kindness. Hope your Tuesday is Terrific Super Sandra! hugs...RO

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  25. I have encountered a few toxic people in my life and the moment I saw the signs I ran like the demons of hell were after me.

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    1. Happy New Year Nadene! Thank goodness you got out of there right away to save all the headaches! Hugs...RO

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  26. The Harry Potter play sounds like fun doesn't it?
    Hope your day is filled with sparkle and joy, Rockin Ro. As you bring joy to others:)

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    1. I love, love, love Harry Potter Super Sandra, and need to find a way to see this play!(lol) Happy Wednesday and Hugs...RO

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  27. You want cold weather? Oh this gal does not. I don't need hot, but -5 is not my jam! Although it makes the hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps taste oh so much better when it's cold. :-)
    Thx for the recipe for the bourbon balls - going to try these bad boys!

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    1. YIKES! I lived in North Dakota and -5 degree weather was the norm. But I found that cold weather seemed to bring people closer in their shivering.(lol) Yes, that hot chocolate sounds quite promising these days. Hope you like those bourbon balls. Yummy yummy! Hugs...RO

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  28. it's cold here in nyc too. I think people should just take the day off when it's cold. it just makes sense.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. LOL! That sounds like a fabulous reason to simply stay at home and read, Lissa! Hugs and Happy Saturday to you! RO

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  29. Thank you for this great post!

    I am so happy that you started the year with such important advice. I was in an abusive relationship during college. I didn't live with my boyfriend, though we attended the same college and he did live at my family's house one summer. The Maya Angelou comment really hit home because my very first thought when I saw him for the first time- was that guy is scary and looks evil. Yet, I didn't trust my instinct and gave him a chance. Then we dated for 3 years- which turned terrible (to say the least). I saw the warning signs- but by then I was very scared. It took me a while to become brave enough to get out of the situation. Getting out was the best thing I ever did. Some parts of it were terrifying because of the actions/threats and stalking by my ex, but I am thankful every day that I got out alive. I spent 5 years single before starting to date my now husband. I didn't trust myself for a while since I had been such a bad judge of character (but really, I think I just thought everyone was nice and had a good heart deep down- but that isn't true- or it's not my responsibility to find it). I have tried to help others who have been in abusive relationships because I know what they are going through. I hope anyone in an abusive relationship will take your words to heart. They are very wise.

    On a lighter note- my best friend would love those bourbon treats! :)

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    1. Your story is so powerful Stephanie, and I'm so thrilled that you got out to share what can happen. I shudder to think of the nightmare you went through. We get this feeling, ignore it, and think we can help a person because we have such kind hearts. I'm so glad you're alive and with someone who truly loves and respects you. How brilliant of you to wait 5 years before dating again. That's pretty impressive. Kudos to you for continuing to reach out to others who may need a caring and supportive ear. I'm so happy I found your blog. Yay to Bourbon Balls! (lol) Happy Wednesday and HUGE Hugs...RO

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    2. Thanks, RO! I am happy we found each other's blogs too. When I look back at what I went through I am happy to be alive, away from such a toxic person, and with someone who truly loves me and appreciates me for me. I don't hear negative comments and degrading insults all day long. I no longer have to worry that a smile I give someone will cause a horrible reaction in my partner and put me in danger. What a relief! :) Hugs to you. You are doing amazing things with your blog.

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    3. Sensing some Mondy hugs your way Stephanie, and hope all is well! Hugs...RO

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  30. So much good stuff here! Thanks for your words on abuse - my cousin is married to a man who verbally/emotionally abuses her, but we can't get through to her. Maybe I'll forward this to her. Did you know I lived in Charlotte for five years? I remember it snowing only once. And I'm a roller coaster junkie - love them all!

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    1. Hey There Lana and Happy Friday to you! Charlotte is a great place for sure! Yay! I've found a friend to hang out with on the roller-coasters! It's rough to advise a person who is being abused because we truly believe they can change, or we can be better. Some are afraid how they'll survive financially. On average, that person will leave 7 times before making it final. I can say that in many instances something you've said, or something he did will strike a nerve and cause an epiphany and that will be the final straw. Then you and the family just have to be ready to offer that support until she gets back on her feet. It's rough to watch, I know, but I'll definitely keep her and your family lifted up in prayer. Hugs...RO

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  31. Amazing post and inspirational views!

    In married life such times come for almost each woman I think .it must be few early years may be .men are bound to their nature and they can cross such phase if there some real LOVE exist between both specially from man's side.

    According to my observation and learning after certain age men usually realize their fault and need for permanent faithful and CARING companion and life gets on better trek for couple of men is not REALLY SNAKE OR DOG

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    1. Hey Baili and happy Wednesday! I think the key here is a healthy relationship where there is real true love between a couple where caring and faithfulness exists.There are some couples who have this, which I love. We're talking about those who have an abusive nature and don't care about hurting others, which is so sad to me.

      Hope all is well, and thanks a bunch for stopping by! Hugs...RO

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  32. Had my porn oatmeal this morning or is it oatmeal porn.....
    Hope your day is filled with sparkle and free coupons.
    Hugs,

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    1. LOL! Yay! I'm super impressed Super Sandra! Hugs...RO

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  33. Yes! I love the meat and potatoes of this post! As you know, my hubby is a recovering pornography addict and we have had a long and winding journey. We've each learned much about ourselves along the way and the most important thing I've learned is that I'm worthy, I'm enough, I'm beautiful, and so many other wonderful things that I had forgotten because of his disease. That's why I have my blog to help others in my position understand that they are too. Thank you so much for writing this post!!!

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    1. It was so shocking to hear that the gospel artist and preacher Kirk Franklin went through this and announced it publicly. Like you, his wife stood by him through the healing process which was tough. I'm thrilled that you and your blog serve as a reminder that all humans deserve high self esteems and joyful lives. I'm so thrilled that I found your blog which has wonderful words of wisdom and support. Hugs...

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  34. Yes, sadly we had two women marry into our family like that. They were a nightmare and remarried and continued on just the same. Felt bad for the new people in their lives but they wanted to believe it was the men not the women until they got a wakeup call on that. Some people are just terrible.

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    1. It's super rough when these people are in the family, because it causes much drama and negativity all around. Thank goodness the truth came out. It just saddens me that people take up so much time being mean and cruel to others. Hugs...

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