Merciless Spouse: Terri's SagaWritten by Soulful-Writer
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Michael Schiavo's actions against Terri's blood relatives even in Terri's final moments only confirm extent of this man's need for absolute control over Terri and all matters pertaining to her. Domestic abuse is about power and control, Michael Schiavo is a classic example of heartlessness and arrogance prevalent in abusers. Terri endured almost 14 days of excruciating pain and silent despair as her body withered away. Her stamina allowed her to survive against odds as if, in doing so, she was letting world know that her husband was lying and she did not want to die this way.
Don't let her death and suffering be in vain. Write to your Congressman and demand an investigation into cause of her condition and her husband's actions throughout her ordeal. We must not allow another human being to be condemned to such a horrible death by anyone, not even a spouse or courts, ever again!
Soulful-Writer is a freelance writer with a background in broadcast journalism. She focuses her writing on human interest and inspirational stories.
HOLD EM OR FOLD EM?Written by Linda Reeves
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with dignity. To you men, stand up, be a respectable man and tells us what is wrong and can or can it not be fixed, don’t clam up on us, we as women need an explanation, some sort of reasoning for what happened to let go and move on. Women, crying will make you feel better, but doubtful that it will change how anyone feels at moment and most of all do not call them constantly begging them to come back. As cliché’ as it sounds “If you love something, set it free, if it comes back it is yours forever”. Be honest about what went wrong and why you feel need to break away. A great as it may seem, whatever mistakes other person made with you cannot and will not be realized or corrected if they are unaware of their actions. Myself, I have a very strong personality and tend to be somewhat “bossy” and over bearing at times, and had I not been told that I would have continued to sabotage every relationship by trying to control everything about it. I now know that I have to share that control and allow man to be man, we are sharing a life together and to survive in a relationship one has to let go of “I, my, me, mine” and look at things from a “us, we, our, both” perspective.
On flip side, things happen that are sometimes beyond one’s control that takes them away from you, again discussion is key. In such case, any problems or feelings can be clarified and you can resolve any impending issues. Knowing that whatever occurred can be resolved amicably between both parties, and willingness to forgive and work towards talking more and being more open tells you to “Hold Em”.
No amount of words will give you insight to make decision to “Hold Em” or “Fold Em”, that choice is made by knowing what you want out of life and your relationships. No one can answer those questions for you, it is up to you to look inside box as well as outside box and choose whichever is best for you and your future. Never ever, walk away before giving a relationship a chance, regret is worst of all emotions, resolve to live your life in “I Have, I Did, I Will” mode and not “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda” , your life will be much richer and fulfilling in end.
Deal Cards…….Let them fall as they may.
Linda Reeves is a 47 year old advice columnist who writes for Cupids Blackbook. She Lives in the American midwest.