I Am Not Your Victim vividly details the evolution of domestic violence during the 16-year marriage of author Beth Sipe. Encouraged to publish her story by her therapist and co-author, Evelyn J. Hall, Beth relates the background and events leading up to and immediately following the tragic act of desperation that ended the life of her sadistic perpetrator. Beth's subsequent mishandling by the police, the military, a mental health professional, and the welfare system illustrates how women like Beth face further revictimization and neglect by the very systems that should provide support and assistance. Insightful commentaries written by experts in the field follow Beth's story and deepen readers' understanding of the causes and process of spousal abuse, why battered women stay, and the dynamic consequences of domestic violence. This updated edition includes new commentaries and an epilogue that tracks what happened to Beth in the years following the book's publication.

Lord and Master of the House

Lord and master of the house

After a ten-hour drive, we reached the base in Utah, about sixty miles west of Salt Lake City. The weather was cool with a wet, fluttery snow. We checked into temporary living quarters, a house up on a hill overlooking the whole valley. Sam went to check in with his squadron; he was raving mad when he came back because he was told we would have to board the animals.

Once the animals had been boarded, Sam decided it was lunchtime and pulled into an Asian restaurant. He knew Matt didn't like that kind of food, but Sam picked on him, trying to force him to eat throughout the meal. I pleaded with him, “Sam, ...

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