The Catt Box

'The Secret Story'




He slaps you once...

"It's just a fluke!"

He slaps again,

(That fearsome brute!)


He hits again, 

"It's not his fault!"

You tell yourself 

It's not assault. 


He hits again, 

There's no excuse....

He'll hit again,

It's called ABUSE.


Copyright June 12, 2000 Cathy Palmer-Scruggs



This section of my site is dedicated to the victims and survivors of domestic abuse. I will have links to other sites of this nature and invite you to visit them. My personal story 'The Secret Story' is dedicated to all of the visitors I receive from Abuse Hurts....and to Donna, who inspired me to share it.

Abusers won't read this section. This section will not raise 'new-found' public awareness. This is for the survivors and victims of abuse. Abusers are still in denial of their abusive ways...remember, they think that it is all our  fault. I don't have all the answers...I can't change the world...and I can't make abusers stop abusing...but I can be understanding of what this is like...I LIVED IT. As I have said, sometimes the greatest gift a person can give is understanding. All I can do is share my story so that you may know that 'from experience'.....I do understand. 




The story on the next page is very graphic and has violent content. You need to leave now if you are not at least 18 years of age, or older. Though the story is not salacious in any way, it is quite disturbing and may not be suitable for all readers. It is not is a true story...The names have been changed to protect the guilty.


What You Will Find In This Section


My Story - The Secret Story

Epilogue - Very Important

For You - Survivor's Gifts

Links  - Other Sites

Survivor's Gifts I've Received