Written by: Angela Thomas
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
A MONTH NOT ONLY FOR ME TO REFLECT AND SHARE MY OWN STORY TO HELP VICTIMS ALIKE, BUT TO SHARE TO YOU WHO MAY BE A VICTIM, OR HAVE ONCE BEEN OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS.
Among many who have lived with Domestic Violence, and learned how to get away from it, still have problems dealing with it today. It goes beyond just that hurtful relationship….it hurts everyone else who is around the victim. It is seen in her eyes. It is heard in her voice. It is felt against her skin as she is fearful of what each touch represents. What each word comes from the one’s dearest to her. She wonders if each movement someone else makes will get more forceful as time passes.
ANY KIND OF ABUSE, WHETHER EMOTIONAL OR PHYSICAL ABUSE IS STILL NOT ACCEPTABLE. WHEN I DIDN’T ACCEPT IT, I LEFT….AND THAT IS WHEN THE PHYSICAL ABUSE OCCURRED. TO LEAVE, I SHOULDN’T HAVE FELT UNSAFE. BUT I RATHER LEAVE AND POSSIBLY BE HURT ONE LAST TIME, THAN BE HURT FOR A LIFETIME!
I HAVE BEEN THREATENED AND INTIMIDATED. I WAS THAT GIRL WHO ENDED UP BACKING INTO A CORNER, CRYING AND FEELING ALONE EVEN AS HE STOOD THERE. IF YOU ARE CORNERED, CRYING FOR HAVING THE RIGHT TO BE AN INDIVIDUAL, YOU ARE A VICTIM OF VIOLENCE. DO NOT STAND FOR IT! GET HELP IMMEDIATELY ON GETTING YOU OUT OF THE SITUATION.
THERE IS SUPPORT NEARBY. DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR IT, EVEN IF IT IS JUST A SIMPLE HUG OR SOMEONE TO LISTEN TO YOU. MAKE SURE YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE AND THOSE WHO DO NOT TURN THEIR BACK ON YOU IN THIS TIME OF YOUR LIFE. IF THEY DO, FIND OTHERS WHO CAN BECOME BETTER FRIENDS! STATISTIC SHOWS A LOT OF PEOPLE BEFRIEND EACH OTHER AT LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS FOR WOMEN WHO ARE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. HEAL YOUR SUFFERING, EVEN IF IT IS A SLOW PROCESS.
PASS THIS ON TO THOSE WHO NEED TO BE AWARE AND AWAKEN!
PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING. JOIN ME FOR MAKING THOSE AWARE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BY SPREADING THE WORD. (If you cannot view video, click HERE to be redirected to YouTube.com.