Have you experienced domestic violence or know someone who has?
1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men experience sexual violence, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime with ‘IPV-related impact’ such as being concerned for their safety, PTSD symptoms, injury, or needing victim services. While this issue may be “known” it is still widely misunderstood. Recent headlines featuring Gabby Petito’s story left us wanting to know why they stay and/or what the warning signs of domestic abuse are.
It also emboldened one of my dearest friends, Miranda Hartlieb, to share her story so that others might find freedom and healing, too. Miranda details countless incidences of violence she experienced during a former relationship and how it affected her then and even triggers her now, 17+ years later. She sheds light on the signs that someone might be in an abusive situation and practical steps for how to help them (or yourself).
This conversation may be hard to hear, but I believe it is crucial for everyone of us to be informed and on guard to prevent abuse and protect those we love, because it can happen to anyone.
Learn more about Miranda
Miranda Hartlieb is a go-getter, full of passion for life, her family and friends! She is a wife and mama of two boys, Hunter and Jax. Her passion for the sport of hockey as well as her love for working out led her to owning her own Training Facility inside of Hertz Arena. She loves the beach, thrifting and volunteering her time with special needs organizations.
Find Miranda on Instagram here.
If you’re looking for help to get out of a dangerous relationship contact
The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3224
You can also visit https://www.thehotline.org/
If you’re in Florida you can search for local services here: https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/domestic-violence/
Here is the show Miranda recommended on the episode:
Word of the show:
flummoxed [ fluhm-uhkst ] adjective
- utterly bewildered, confused, or puzzled.
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