1. Reblogged this on Surviving Extreme Trauma and commented:

    I sat here and sobbed as I read this. My first husband beat me too many times to count. My estimate is that he hit me, punched me, kicked me, slapped me, shoved me out of a moving car, etc., anywhere from 50 – 100 times before I finally found a way to take my child and leave him. My “family” did not want to help, and in those days — the 1970s — when I called the police I was asked what I had done to provoke him.

    God bless these wonderful young men with Meathead Movers, “…who believe that real men don’t hit women, real men help those in need.”

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    1. Linda,

      First let me say how sorry I am that you endured what you did. Nobody should go through that, ever. You are amazing and strong and I’m so glad you’re here to share your story and speak out. Thank you for reading and for sharing! I think any survivor knows what a huge act of kindness this moving company is providing. I hope more across the country follow their lead.


      1. Thank you so much, dear Stephanie. I only recently discovered your blog and I love it.

        For the past 15 years at least I have had a small antique slate sitting somewhere in my home, with the words “Being Kind is Better than Being Right” written on it in chalk. Back when I first put it on display, I was dating someone who saw that and said, “That’s not true, being right is more important.” Talk about a huge red flag!

        I am sorry that you endured fear and abuse, too. Like you said, no one should have to go through that. How wonderful that you are making something beautiful and healing out of your painful experiences.


  2. What a great company! I wish we had something like that here. Like you, I left with little more than a few outfits and some toiletries. The police accompanied me back to gather a few more things, but told me I couldn’t take any of my big items. I started over completely, with the help of family, friends, and the DV center.

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  3. I’m sorry to hear you had a similar experience to mine @Army Of Angels. But you are amazing for leaving and starting over! I completely agree… how amazing it would be to have other moving companies across the country (and worldwide) follow their lead.


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