PelafinaTruant
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Dan replied to PelafinaTruant's discussion Pushing/Shoving in the group Mixed Faith Marriage Support
"Their are two kinds of abuse. Physical abuse can lead to injury and death and low self-worth and is usually accompanied by mental abuse. Mental abuse by itself can also be just as deadly. When physical abuse is present it can create fear in leaving…"
Jan 6, 2012
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Sep 3, 2011
PelafinaTruant replied to PelafinaTruant's discussion Pushing/Shoving in the group Mixed Faith Marriage Support
"I thought the same thing about the "gentle taps"! I couldn't help but think "WTF?" when he said that. I mean, why wouldn't you just ASK someone to move?    As for the leaving and then coming back later,…"
Jan 23, 2011
PelafinaTruant replied to PelafinaTruant's discussion Pushing/Shoving in the group Mixed Faith Marriage Support
"Thank you Mending.    The confirmation that I'm not crazy for thinking it was/is abuse is really important to me. It's weird for me to always be second guessing my own opinions. We're looking into counseling…"
Jan 23, 2011
PelafinaTruant replied to PelafinaTruant's discussion Pushing/Shoving in the group Mixed Faith Marriage Support
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Jan 23, 2011
PelafinaTruant replied to PelafinaTruant's discussion Pushing/Shoving in the group Mixed Faith Marriage Support
"Thanks MM. It's nice to know I'm not crazy for thinking it is abuse. He's agreed to go to counseling, thankfully."
Jan 23, 2011
imac replied to PelafinaTruant's discussion Pushing/Shoving in the group Mixed Faith Marriage Support
"Sorry to hear about your ABUSIVE husband (imo) and you're not crazy... a women deserves to be treated as a princess, not a piece of meat... "gentle taps" ,,, oh please!  I'm sorry you're going through this. I'd…"
Jan 21, 2011
Mending replied to PelafinaTruant's discussion Pushing/Shoving in the group Mixed Faith Marriage Support
"I'm sorry, Courtney, but that is abuse.  Your husband should not be putting his hands on you in any aggressive way. I'm glad you made it out of this round okay.  Please take care of yourself."
Jan 21, 2011
Daniel replied to PelafinaTruant's discussion Pushing/Shoving in the group Mixed Faith Marriage Support
"Courtney,   I would say that you definitely need an outside (read: professional!) perspective on this issue.  I'm not saying your husband is abusive, but it's very common for abusers to turn the abuse around on the victim and say…"
Jan 21, 2011
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Pushing/Shoving

Hey everyone,  I'm not going to post this on PM since it is kind of sensitive topic.  Is pushing/shoving considered abuse?  DH and I got in a big fight a little while ago, and he shoved and pushed me multiple times during the fight. He later said it was because I was "threatening" him because I was blocking the doorway to the kitchen. I pointed out he never asked me to move, so I couldn't have known that, and he just said he was giving me "gentle taps" to get me out of the way and then he…See More
Jan 21, 2011
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Jan 7, 2011

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Relationship Status (single, partner, etc):
Single
My Story:
My appearance changes too often to bother to describe it. I currently attend Western Washington University and am almost finished with my degree in English, with a minor in Women's Studies.
Interests and Hobbies:
crocheting, dancing (ballroom, swing, bellydance, and dirty dance. :D), drinking, reading, writing, hanging out with friends, reading tarot cards (for amusement's sake, I don't believe in them!), hairstyling.
Favorite Books:
Lolita by Nabokov, House of Leaves by Mark Danielowski, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer...
Favorite Movies:
The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan are my "comfort" movies. I love musicals: Hairspray, Sweeney Todd (not the movie in this case), Phantom, RENT! I tend to go more for television shows though, for instance I LOVE Buffy episodes "Once More With Feeling!" (the musical one) and Tabula Rasa.
Favorite activity after mormonism?
I'm really enjoying freedom and being able to be myself. Alcohol is one of those benefits, as is that 10% raise. :)

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At 10:56pm on January 3, 2011, Mending said…
Hey, Cortney, I'm down near Ft. Lewis.  Good to meet you.
At 11:52am on March 11, 2010, MikeUtah said…
Welcome Courtney! Thanks for joining. I hope you enjoy the site and community.
 
 
 

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