January 11, 2009


These are some of the books that helped me on my journey of recovery when I was experiencing domestic violence. I hope they help you too.

  • Personal Development for Smart People by Steve Pavlina   is a great book for helping you to recognise and overcome blockages in your life. I’m a long-time reader of Steve’s work. I first came across him in 2007, and five years on I’m still an avid reader. His approach to life and personal growth is inspiring and encouraging. It was his work that helped give me strength to take responsibility for my life, heal me from my abusive relationship, and take my first tentative steps on the path of personal growth.
  • You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay   is a book about forgiveness and loving yourself. If you are the type of person who responds well to affirmations, this is the book for you.

Domestic Violence Support Services

Spiritus Kinections is the wonderful domestic violence counseling & support service that I used. They helped me to understand what I had been through and give me the strength to move on.

The Domestic Violence Women’s Line (QLD) counsellors are amazing and helped me pull through in times of uncertainty and distress after I left my abusive relationship. . You can reach them on 1800 811 811.

The Domestic Violence and Incest Resource Centre provides a comprehensive list of support services for every state.

The Australian Government Office for Women website has a list of helplines and numbers for each state.

For those in the United States of America, Injury Claim Coach provides some information, legal guidance for victims, and a Q&A feature for victims.

Online Domestic Violence Resources

Love: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is a website that contains information for teenagers and young adults experiencing domestic violence, including abuse stories and quizzes to help determine if you are in an abusive relationship.

Women’s Safety After Separation has useful information about types of domestic violence, the domestic violence cycle, and what to expect coming out of an abusive relationship.

Relationships Australia has detailed information regarding domestic and family violence for each state. Their number is 1300 364 277.

Self Defence Resource Guide is a resource for learning to stay aware and avoiding dangerous situations.

Women’s Aid has an in-depth resource for victims of digital stalking, including a specific section for domestic violence victims.

Steve Pavlina has some great articles on self-acceptance and relationships.

How to Have a Great Conversation and How to Improve Your Networking Skills are two useful articles about improving your ability to relate to people.

Computer Privacy

CCleaner and Cleanup! are two very useful tools to clear your electronic breadcrumb trail on a computer running Windows.

Additional Domestic Violence Resources?

Do you know of any resources that would be a good addition to this page? If so, please contact me at share[at]