The Pandemic Trap

Hear Karen talk about the impacts of the COVID 19 on those living with abusive partners, strategies for coping, staying safe, accessing support, and how we can reach out and support each other.

Audio Interview with author & trauma therapist, Karen McAndless-Davis, about the impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic on women living with abusive partners. Includes strategies for coping, staying safe, accessing support, and how we can reach out and support each other. (approx. 1 hour)

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  1. The book is excellent. Thanks for it.
    I’m stumped in trying to get any tangible support from any DV organization in Lynnwood, WA. Been trying got 5 years now. Risked a lot to go in person after calling the Y Pathways for Women. Called beforehand went in as they said & they acted like it was odd I was there & I stated my needs & questions clearly & regretted going in. Now they don’t even answer the phone or return messages & the only resources offered by local DV line are BS & don’t exist or no one will answer phone or return voice mails. Other services a aside from these, that I keep getting referred to that are pointless & bogus, I can’t try to access in this county or my neighbor King County, othetnpotential help because my ex-partner who has had me captive for 5 years is a social worker with access to both counties social services networks & computer banks. They are connected thru his job. He met & groomed me thru his job so I’m screwed on any other help/resources. Have tried churches , police .
    I have no one. I’m almost 53, disabled & my only relative is my mom who is in bed stage congestive heart failure & advanced dementia & I’m her guardian.
    The help I need is SUPPORT, counseling as I prepare my motorhome to leave him & be homeless in a pandemic. My friends are dead. I’m alone. He chose me well when his other 2 got free of him with family help.
    I’m strong but so worn down & terrified , his abuse has tanked my health; dangerously high blood pressure, diabetes , asthma & in high risk group for covid ,etc, & recovering from over a week of intense toxic wildfire smoke in my RV. I stay in RV so he won’t hurt me but have to go in house for bathing & laundry & still get hurt doing that . He is diabolical . I do do not love him anymore. He HATES women & is a total coward in all ways. I’m here because I need HELP to get out. I’m finding NONE & am so exhausted & afraid of heart attack/stroke & what horrid thing & harm he will do next. He is a violent sadist. I’m 100% isolated & in danger. What can I do & who else should I try to contact? Thanks for any ideas.

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