Sparks Speaks Out™ - Susan's Tell-All Blog

In the world of domestic abuse, words mean everything. Words and intimidation are carefully crafted weapons that are used in the same way that fists and other objects are used in the world of domestic violence.

But words can also heal and words can bring hope. For twenty years I lost my words while I hid behind closed doors and lived in fear. I have a lot to say about that. I say it for you. I say it for me. I say it for everyone who is, has, or will be touched by domestic abuse. It’s finally time to shake things up.

10 Tips for Avoiding AND Escaping Domestic Abuse

Let’s countdown to a safer 2019. For many, the holidays are a time of joy, togetherness, and warm memories made in front of crackling fireplaces. When friends, family, and loved ones come together, there are celebrations, traditions, and lots of presents to open. But,...

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Domestic Abuse Inside the Courtroom

Domestic What? Exactly. There are so many silent epidemics that plague women in our nation, and yet domestic abuse is one that we often still struggle with. We recognize mental illness, cardiovascular disease, and Lyme disease when these strike women. Some are hard to...

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Love, Soulmates, and Chemistry

Why you are the only one who can write your formula for success. I wrote something this morning for a media interview and I immediately thought to myself, “Wow, I have to write about this and I have to talk about this, like RIGHT NOW.” So many of us, like me, are...

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How Many Fans Will We Need? #NotInOurHomes

Enough talking. It's time to mobilize for action. I was at a football game this weekend. This is something I wasn’t able to do before, but can now with the freedom I have in my new life. I had an amazing time! The stadium I was in held over 70,000 people and it was a...

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Love on the Other Side of Domestic Abuse

What I learned about all of us when I went back and tried again. I remember my days behind closed doors when I felt stuck in my abusive marriage. I knew that what I had was not love, could not be love, but somehow I still felt love for this person that I was living...

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