she asked for a birthday calendar simplistic in design quite endearing nonetheless to collate each and every important date mark them down in her neatest clearest handwriting she thought that if she hung it in pride of place on the wall by the kitchen door her eye would be drawn to it each time she left the room she would not forget to send the appropriate message of congratulations and many happy returns when needed or expected; although the calendar may coincidentally be showing the correct month it has remained on that page untouched ignored or unheeded for the past eleven months
Whoever needs to hear it: abuse is abuse no matter what kind. Physical, mental, verbal, ******, none of it is OK. It will never be OK. Whoever needs to hear it: men, women, non binary, however you identify yourself, just because you "can take it" doesn't mean you should have to. Whoever needs to hear it: you didn't do anything to deserve it. Whoever needs to hear it: you have nothing to be ashamed of. It's OK to ask for help. And Whoever needs to hear it: you matter.