How to Discover if Your Partner Has a Violent Past

Clare’s Law allows men and women to find out if there is a history of violence with their partners. The legislation came into effect in 2014.

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) was nicknamed ‘Clare’s law’ after Clare Wood, who was strangled and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend in Salford, Greater Manchester, in 2009.

Grimsby Telegraph

Click here to view full article.

Pardeep Kaur’s husband in agony as they were planning more kids before she was murdered under bridge by Latvian drifter allowed in UK despite convictions in homeland

This sickens me. The horror this poor woman must have gone through in her final moments. Sickening.

(Vadims Ruskuls): He had fled his homeland following a string of criminal convictions before he raped and murdered the 30-year-old mum.

She worked at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel in Harlington while Mr Singh had a job at Fresh Foods in Hayes. They both worked six days a week to send money to their five-year-old daughter who lived with her grandparents in India.

Amanda Devlin, The Sun

Click here for full article.

San Bernardino School Shooting: How Do You Explain Murder to a Child?

“As a parent, I have no idea how I would console elementary-aged children after they witnessed something so horrific. I mean, how do you explain murder to a child who saw the terror unfold right before their eyes? My God…what words would I use to explain to a fragile mind what they viewed? How do console those little souls? Talk about PTSD and trauma…” ~ Lil Pick Me Up, Writing With Hope

Writing With Hope

iStock_000016374731_Large Image via iStock

My daughter is brave, smart, and, I’ve been, told advanced. But could her little body manage a bullet fired by a gunman who bursts into her classroom with revenge on his mind, fueled by psychotic anger blinding him from all rationality? Parents in San Bernardino are asking themselves a similar question, as their city suffered yet another tragic shooting. This time at an elementary school, no less.

View original post 561 more words

Was Betty Broderick really a victim of narcissistic abuse?

Please visit original post to comment.

Lucky Otters Haven

thebrodericks
Dan and Betty Broderick at their wedding, 1969

Sometimes the delineation between being a narcissistic abuser and having been a victim of narcissistic abuse is not very clear.    A famous example is Betty Broderick,  the jilted wife who broke into the home of her ex-husband, Dan Broderick, and his new wife, Linda Kolkena, and shot them both to death as they slept.

The entire story is documented in Bella Stumbo’s excellent true crime book, Until The Twelfth of Never, which I read a number of years ago. The story of this tragedy haunted me for weeks, but Dan’s treatment of Betty prior to the murders haunted me even more.  In fact, it downright bugged the bejeezus out of me.

Betty was eventually prosecuted and her appeal for parole was denied.   She will probably spend the rest of her life in prison.

Did Betty murder in cold blood?…

View original post 1,164 more words

The Perfect Narcissist.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).

Lucky Otters Haven

In order to be diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) a person must meet at least five of the nine criteria specified in the DSM. Most narcissists do not meet all 9.

Brian Blackwell, a young man who murdered both his parents and then callously left their bodies behind to take a trip to New York City with his girlfriend, met all 9 criteria. Here is his story.

View original post