I also, at one point in time, was a victim of DV. I came to cafemom and vented and mustered up the strength to stand up for myself.
I personally find it insulting when people who have never been in A DV act as though it is so easy to just get up and leave with nothing but the clothes on your back, a social security card, and ID. Maybe some cash if you haven't been stripped of that too. Before I ever got assaulted I would always say If he ever put his hands on me I'd be gone" and it was easy to say when I didn't think it was possible. But one day it became possible, and I was lost, I was shocked like most other women. And I stayed because I didn't have family, resources, and I was fearful of him and what he would do.
I too was abused as a child, I too saw my mother at the hand of another man, I too witnessed that and thought I'd do everything I would have to the instant things got out of control, cont...
Thank you for your comments. You are right, it is easier to say what we would do when we aren't actually in the situation, often when we are in a bad situation we handle it differently then we thought we would. I think I know the question you are referring to and I really hope that person has a lot of support around her.
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