This site exists to help those who are suffering from some form of domestic abuse and to offer resources to those who know someone who may be suffering from this abuse.
Jim Pulley's passion is to offer this website as a help after his own mother suffered in an abusive relationship and did not receive the help she needed. In addition to championing this website, he has also written a book Love, Loneliness, Abuse and Murder that details her life's story. It is his hope that this book and website can help encourage others.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence defines it this way: "Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another."
In Pat's life, her difficulty in dealing with the loss of her husband set her up for poor choices. Poor choices that ultimately resulted in an abusive relationship. If you have recently lost a loved one, don't ignore the process of grieving your loss. You can read some helpful advice or look for a trusted counselor if you need help.