I see so many supporters of her point of view, and I can see why, however...it's not always so simple.
I had a friend named Caitlin Walter...she lived in Indianapolis, so you can google this if you'd like. She was in an abusive relationship and tried to get away. She got a restraining order, she told friends and family...she even called the police at different times bc he was texting and trying to come to her apartment. He came to her apartment, shot and killed her, then killed himself. I'd just like to point out that I think legalmommy made the abused women sound kind of stupid & at fault, and that's not always the case...sometimes they have legitimate reason to be scared. Maybe if Caitlin had stayed with this guy,she'd still be alive. It's a very complicated and difficult process, and my heart goes out to abused women.
I have nothing against legalmommy, she's made some great points in other posts I've read.
Answer by theutilitarian at 1:45 AM on Sep. 15, 2009
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Answer by StefanieN84 at 1:46 AM on Sep. 15, 2009
Hey Stef, I never said it was an easy choice and there are countless reasons to stay. The chances of getting injured or killed by staying is much greater than leaving. If there's a chance to get a way, why not take it? If these moms are willing to do absolutely anything for their children, they should be willing to take the chance and get out. I know how flawed the system is, I see it. Nothing will change until women step up and try to make it out. There are so many women that go back time and time again. This is why the system is flawed when it comes to domestic violence protection for women. Enough is enough ladies, make a plan and get out.
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