Beyond the Mirror
Welcome to Beyond the Mirror’s website

If there is to be peace in the world there must be peace in the home.
Violence in the home is everyone’s problem.
Each of us must be part of the solution.
We must do all that we can in the time that we have.

This site provides:
  • A free e-book of poetry on psychological abuse; (click on book cover below)
  • Information on unhealthy/abusive relationships;
  • How we can help as individuals and as communities.
Our mission is to work for peace in homes by distributing information about unhealthy/violent relationships; suggesting ways to help individuals in such relationships; and empowering and affirming victim/survivors.

What Happens to Children?
See III-Children who are exposed to neglect, violence and abuse" under the Statistics tab.

Children living with domestic violence feel:

Powerless                    Guilty                  Angry                 Confused
Afraid                          Isolated              Anxious              Ashamed

Some of the effects of living in a violent home on children include:

Children react in a variety of ways and adopt various coping skills to survive.

  • Sleep problems, nightmares
  • Headaches
  • Stomach-aches
  • Numerous aches and pains
  • Frequent illnesses, such as colds and flu
  • Acting out or withdrawing
  • Under or over-achieving
  • Bullying
  • Regression--such as bed-wetting or thumb-sucking
  • Caretaking/role reversal
  • Low self-esteem
  • Running away
  • Chemical abuse
  • Pre-delinquent behavior

Cognitive (thinking)--Children learn
  • Unhealthy relationship skills
  • It's OK to use violence solve problems
  • It's OK to use power to use and control another person