I have been watching Dr. Phil's specials on domestic abuse, and I am wondering what you ladies think about this situation.
My friend considers herself a victim of domestic abuse, and whenever she is speaking to battered women she acts like her situation is just as bad or worst than theirs. Basically, one day she was screaming at her husband ( a daily/hourly occurance) and she told him she was leaving him, taking their three kids, and he was never going to see them again. He was very upset, as any parent would be in that situation, and pushed her. She fell backwards into a chair and was not hurt. She called the police and they had him get a hotel room for the night. They did not think it was even worth a police report, never mind him spending a night in jail. She left him that day, took the kids and moved in with her parents. Now, she talks about domestic abuse as if he beat the Hell out of her every day throughout their entire marriage, and that was the only incident that ever happened.
What do you ladies think? Do you think she is trying to get attention? She didn't have a bruise, scratch, or other mark on her. Oh, yeah, he did, but the police officers thought the fact that he was a guy and she was a small woman made that funny. They actually made fun of him for it. Do you have to have a mark on you for it to be domestic violence? They were always having vocal battles, very loud on both sides, but it was always pretty even...I don't know, but I DO know that one of our other friends WAS abused by her husband and she is offended by her comments. I didn't know what to say to her....
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