I wasn't sure where to put this question. I've been thinking about this because we've talked about it in school, and a post I saw here on CM got me thinking about it again.
How can we as individuals help women to see the signs that a man may become abusive before they find themselves stuck in a bad situation? How can we help women who find themselves with an abusive partner? Does everyone know what resources there are in their communities to help women and children?
Does anyone here know someone who has lived this? Maybe some of you have been through this yourself. Please feel free to answer anonymously. What helped you to get out? If you're still stuck in the situation, what kind of support would help you to get to safety?
Answer by ShouldHaveLeft at 10:05 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 10:08 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Unfortunately, no matter how much you educate many women still find themselves in these situations. I grew up in a home with a dad that was verbally abusive. He never got physical, at least not with the kids but he left his scars. I always figured I would be able to see the signs. Boy, was I wrong! I swore I would never let a man treat me like that but ended up marrying a man that was emotionally manipulative, verbally abusive and did get physically abusive once early in the marriage. Looking back I can see the signs clearly now but before I was simply blind to it. We are now in the process of getting divorced and I have found my way back to the right path, to the person I am supposed to be.
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 10:09 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by layh41407 at 10:12 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by tntmom1027 at 11:11 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by tntmom1027 at 11:12 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by lexi8622 at 11:13 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by lexi8622 at 11:17 PM on Dec. 8, 2010