Domestic Violence – Why I Stayed (LLH Talk Radio)

In Domestic Abuse News, LLH Talk Radio by Barbara Jacoby

Being a victim of Domestic Violence people often ask the question “why did you stay”? I know that looking from the outside in that it is hard for others to comprehend the phenomenon of why a victim stays with their abuser. There are many factors involved. In this weeks show I will explain why I stayed in my abusive situation …

More Stars Speak Out on Domestic Abuse

In Creating Happiness, Domestic Abuse News by Barbara Jacoby

During the past week, Rihanna did interviews with “Good Morning America” and “20/20” about the abuse that she suffered at the hands of Chris Brown while Mariah Carey admitted that she was abused in her first marriage on the “Larry King Show”.  In addition, Chris Brown had his own interview to do for MTV News regarding his being confused about …

The Shame of Domestic Abuse

In Creating Happiness, Domestic Abuse News by Barbara Jacoby

I was recently reading an article about Mary Murphy, one of the judges on the show, “So You Think You Can Dance”, about her experiences as a domestic abuse survivor following a 9-year marriage.  One of the recurring themes in such stories is connected to the shame that a woman or man feels when they are in an abusive situation …

Mackenzie Phillips Shares Her Story of Abuse

In Creating Happiness, Domestic Abuse News by Barbara Jacoby

This week, in conjunction with the release of her book, Mackenzie Phillips appeared on several shows to share her story about the years of sexual relations between her and her father.  You can hear or read the story everywhere but the purpose of my writing about it is the reactions and comments that so many commentators and writers had put …

Legalizing Marijuana

In Creating Happiness, Domestic Abuse News by Barbara Jacoby

I have been hearing a lot of conversation about legalizing and taxing marijuana in California as a way of raising additional revenue to help resolve the budget crisis.  Obviously, that is the way things are headed and after reading a certain news story this week, the push is on to do just that. It is interesting that while the statistics …

Domestic Violence Shelters Closing

In Creating Happiness, Domestic Abuse News by Barbara Jacoby

Someone recently shared with me a story regarding the closing of a number of domestic violence shelters in California due to budget cuts.  And I was not a bit surprised to learn that services are being scaled back at various other facilities as well.  I have attached the link here for easy access to that story: Calif. violence shelters closing …

Violence Among Our Young People

In Creating Happiness, Domestic Abuse News by Barbara Jacoby

I don’t know how many of you may have seen the incident following the Boise St. / Oregon college football game last evening (see video below) but I can’t tell you how shocked and saddened I felt.  Oregon player LeGarrette Blount punched a member of the Boise St. team at the end of the game.  It was horrific to see …

Swimsuit Model-Millionaire Husband-Domestic Violence

In Creating Happiness, Domestic Abuse News by Barbara Jacoby

Two lives, two families and scores of friends, co-workers and acquaintances will never be the same following the deaths of Jasmine Fiore and Ryan Alexander Jenkins this past week.  How sad that a 28-year old young woman and a 32-year old young man are gone forever because of domestic violence and will stand as a vivid reminder forever of what …

The Perpetuation of Child Abuse

In Creating Happiness, Domestic Abuse News by Barbara Jacoby

As an adult, when we find ourselves in abusive relationships, we have the ability to talk to others, seek help and find ways to get away from the abuse.  Certainly it is not an easy thing to do but it is a choice that we can make.  However, children do not have the opportunities to know their resources and even …

I Don’t Care What You Think of Me

In Creating Happiness, Domestic Abuse News by Barbara Jacoby

I have spent a great portion of my life allowing others to make my decisions for me.  When I was a child, I did everything according to what my parents dictated.  As I grew older, the peer pressure kicked in and off and running I went with the pack.  Then it was in the work place where I acquiesced to …