Merciless Spouse: Terri's SagaWritten by Soulful-Writer
Terri's husband once again showed magnitude of his cruelty when he denied her parents' and sibling's request to be by her side until her last breath. This man must be made accountable for his cruel and inhumane actions towards Terri and her family. There is absolutely no excuse for his attitude and behavior. His cruelty towards Terri and her blood relatives is unforgivable and unforgettable. Terri's story must not end here. Her husband, assisted by our judicial system, condemned her to a most horrendous death forcing her to die of starvation and thirst. That act alone was of outmost cruelty and evidence of his absolute lack of compassion and affection for his wife.
Even if Terri would have preferred to die than to be kept alive artificially, there was no need to subject her to such a cruel way to die. She agonized for almost two weeks bearing pain of starvation and thirst. Certainly, it would have been more humane to have induced her into a comma so she would not have felt what she must have felt during those final days.
Michael Schiavo has gotten away with this cruel murder with blessings of courts. He is certainly a monster. How much longer is our judicial system going to condone monsters like him in name of our Constitution? How could courts be so blind to blatant abuse this man inflicted on his wife not just during these past few weeks but, at least since she became brain damaged? How could courts completely ignore pleas of her loving parents and deny them right to protect their daughter from this man's cruelty? The courts allowed this man to violate Terri's human and constitutional rights with impunity. He and his attorney successfully turned media and court's attention to a political issue, right to life, when in fact this was a clear case of domestic abuse.
HOLD EM OR FOLD EM?Written by Linda Reeves
Like a great game of poker, knowing when to “Hold Em” and when to “Fold Em” is a great phenomenon to some of us. Our lives and loves are much like a game of poker, you start out with a full pot and slowly over time rewards either multiply or diminish. The choice to “Hold Em” or “Fold Em” is a choice that cannot be made without analyzing long term effects.
Granted, love is not a game of poker, but relationships, like any game of chance is a risk, if you don’t initially take risk/chance you will have missed out on some of greatest feelings and experiences of your life. The course of a relationship is pretty standard to everyone; when you first meet, you experience euphoria and excitement of unknown, moving into friendship mode discovering this persons inner being and everything that made them who they are today. Onward we move to intimate realm of our being, sharing everything about and of ourselves. Exposing our fantasies and deepest desires leaving our hearts totally vulnerable. This exposure is not without its rewards, it draws us closer together and reveals great insight into life with this person. However, we must be acutely aware of this persons ideals and goals in life and how they relate to our own. What are you willing to compromise, forfeit or share to create a loving lasting relationship? Things to think about…….
Like a high stakes poker game, you have a lot to lose, maybe not materially, but emotionally there is a great price to pay if you lose game. Knowing how to spot obvious and take action will protect your heart. Granted, we never want to admit or believe that someone could love us today and not want to be with us anymore tomorrow, but it happens everyday all over world to millions of people. Keep your eyes open, are they spending less time with you, are calls less frequent, do they seem too busy do something else all time, have emails stopped, spending more time with their friends than you. These are signs …..read them! There could be an explanation for their behavior, don’t jump to conclusions, take time to talk to them, find out what they are thinking, feeling and discern if it is time to “Hold Em” or “Fold Em”. If it is time to “fold”, do it