I recently met someone and I engaged in some private chat with this young woman a little bit ago. I have reason to believe that she may be a battered wife by simple little things that has been disclosed.
I was married for over three years to a drug addicted wife beating waste of human flesh. So I know how things go in that life style
I invited this young woman and her child for a day of fun in the sun with my family and I and it was disclosed that if she even went close to water she'd be punished. After it was disclosed that this young woman's hubby is chatting it up with other women. Another common action I am familiar with.
From what I gather all of the people who know her outside of cyberland are exiting her life left and right. It sounds to me that her DH is alienating her to the degree that she is severing ties with everyone in her life. Yet another tactic that I am so familiar with.
I know this abusive behavior so very well and I am afraid for this young woman who does have a child .
I told this young woman that I am not submissive and I don't scare easily. I don't want to do anything that will place her and her child in harms way either.
I am afraid of the torment she'll endure when her DH comes home from the military. I know I can't help her is she isn't willing to admit there is a problem. Just from talking to her I am afraid for her.
Am I over reacting? Should I put the breaks on? After having the PM with this young woman and reading just how upset she is. There's trouble on her home front and I am worried.
Educated advise is really welcomed. I am worried for my "new found friend"