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    I wish I could donate a dollar for every day I spent in an abusive marriage to my late husband Bob. It would add up to several thousand. With my funds deeply limited, I have instead donated a dollar for every year of that marriage. May this much-needed resource remain.

    I've been asked often why I didn't just leave. There are many reasons an abused partner may not be able to "just leave". Mine had four legs and tails, and Bob had already killed at least two of my pets, the ones I had adopted, loved, gave 100% of the care to, and who looked to me for protection: one beautiful white Persian cat (not deaf) and one large and magnificent iguana. I wasn't about to leave a dog alone with him. Not until I had a place to go where my four-leggeds were as welcome as I was could I go. And then I lived in fear until he was dead - though Charles will tell it differently, that I've never really stopped fearing Bob.

    Organ donors save lives! A donor's kidney gave me my life back on 02/18/11; he lives on in me. Please talk with your family about your wish to donate.

    Why are war casualty counts "American troops" and "others" but never "human beings"?

    by Kitsap River on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 01:51:23 PM PST

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