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1/14 Interactive Board: My Purrrfect Husband

12/12 Interactive Board: What if He Could Have Changed?

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7/20: Dr. Irene on cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness

6/12 Interactive Board: Unintentional Abuse

11/7 Interactive Board: Is This Abusive?

12/29 Interactive Board: There Goes the Wife...

11/4 Interactive Board: A New Me!

10/8 Interactive Board: Seeming Impossibility

9/8 Interactive Board: My Ex MisTreats Our Son

5/1 Interactive Board: I feel Dead - Towards Him

4/26 Interactive Board: Why is This So Hard?

4/19 Interactive Board: I Lost My Love...

4/7 Interactive Board: Too Guilty!

A Simple Thank You

A Simple Thank You

May 5, 2000

Subject: I am a abuser.

No mistakes about it. I went to see a councilor today and he said I was a controlling husband and on the verge of being a physical abuser. I believe him. I am going to see him with my wife every week. I will change and just happy that I never hit her but also sad that I verbally abused her. I am going to change and win my wives love back. I was so blind for two years and didn't know what I was doing to her mentally. I pushed her away. But I will be back to her but it will take some time. I am a fighter and I know the problem now I just need to address it and with the help of god and loved ones I will do so.
Thanks you for your web page articles


Thank you for taking the time to write.
Seeing the problem is 50% of the solution. Stick with it; give it time; allow for setbacks; you'll do it!
My very best wishes,

April 26, 2000

Without a doubt this is the most important Web site I have ever visited.  All the others are fluff and marketing hoohaa.  This site explained it all to me.  Showed me that I am not the problem.  Gave me the reason to stand up and do my best to
try and make the abuse stop.  Saved me.

April 26, 2000

Dear Irene, Thank-you for the information you have on domestic abuse, I made copies and I will be doing a lot of thinking, my husband is most of what i will be reading. again thank-you.

April 25, 2000

I just wanted let you know how informative your website is.  Any person who is struggling with these issues, needs a place to find answers that are easily accessible.  Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to getting this information out where anyone can find it. 

April 8, 2000

Dr. Irene,
  Hello! I discovered your helpful Website about four months back. And I cannot begin  to tell you what a help it has been in my troubled times. I am still fresh on the road of recovery, but have started feeling more in control of my life and a little less confused.

I come from a family where my father has been extremely verbally abusive towards my mother as long as I remember. Me and my brother grew up in such an environment...which in no doubt,  was so destructive towards our mental development and thinking.

Two months back I broke three bones in my ankle and my mother had to come and stay with me and take care of everything. During this period my father did  certain things which as always hurt my mother's feelings terribly. But this time I had certain things to say to her (from what I had read on your website), which helped to heal a little bit of her years of bruised soul.

As you must have guessed this is a very long story but I hope it will have a happy ending with our determined efforts towards recovery. In the end, I would just like to say thank you for all your efforts. 
And, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to let me know that you've put the site's info to good use!  Best wishes in your continued recovery, Dr. Irene