Welcome!  My name is Joanne, and I am so happy that you found this site.  I started this blog to offer support to mothers who are in or were in abusive relationships.

My first goal is to reach out to any abused mother who is considering taking her own life because of her deep emotional pain.  Don’t do it!  Don’t even spend your time thinking about it.  Furthermore, don’t waste your time thinking about harming your abuser.  You have more important things to do.  Believe me, your pain is temporary.  That is right – temporary.  You have the inner power and strength to claim yourself!

I know it seems like you have made a mess of your life.  Maybe you are thinking – I have made bad decisions.  I was misled.  I was confused.  My behavior is part of a pattern.  I have lost myself.  I have been in this relationship a long time.

Whatever you are thinking, that was your past.  You are now making yourself open and available to your future.  Where you thought there was no hope, there is an abundance of hope and peace.

Seek immediate help if the depressing thoughts refuse to go away.  Tell a friend or caring family member, call a hotline, call your doctor, or make contact with a clergy member.  Keep reaching out until you get the help to save your own life.

Right now, the focus is on you.  When you are beginning to take off on an airplane flight, the instructions are to put on your own oxygen mask first, and then help your children.  The intention of this site is to help you first so that you can be the best parent for your children.

Remember, the pain you are suffering through now is temporary.  The key word is through.   You will move through this temporary stage, find yourself, take care of your children, and thrive in your life.

This website will offer you Tools for Thriving.  However,  in order to Thrive, you must be Alive!

Looking forward to our journey together!