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My Life: Black and Blue…

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Please read this powerful story of survival and ongoing recovery from PTSD written and lived by Bipolar Lili

Bipolar Lili

I didn’t retire from law enforcement, but I worked the job long enough to bare the internal scars. I loved my job and I did it well. I was passionate about ensuring people got the help they needed and knew what the next step was. I treated everyone with respect.

I believed it was better to communicate and take the extra time than to rush through a call or investigation. When I arrived on scene, it was usually that person’s worse day; especially when I worked in the homicide unit. I have witnessed and absorbed more trauma than I should have. Death walked with me everywhere I went. After a while dealing with death seemed easier than dealing with life.

I excelled at work, yet failed in my home life. I could easily identify and counsel abused women at work, but didn’t recognize it in myself. I thought it was…

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again. I also paint angels.

2 thoughts on “My Life: Black and Blue…

  1. Lili’s story is like so many other stories of women trapped in an abusive relationship. We blame ourselves for making a bad choice. We blame our abusive partners. We rarely consider that the society within which we live and grow creates the conditions for all the dysfunction and mayhem we face in our daily lives.

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