Updated: May 22, 2019
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We had our first argument last night, and he said loads of cruel things that really hurt me. I KNOW he’s sorry and didn’t mean the things he said, because he sent me flowers today. I got flowers today. It wasn’t our anniversary or any other special day. Last night he threw me into a wall and started to choke me. It seemed like a nightmare, I couldn’t believe it was real. I woke up this morning sore and bruised all over.I know he MUST be sorry because he sent me flowers today.I got flowers today; it wasn’t Mother’s Day or any other special day. Last night, he beat me up again; it was much worse than all the other times. If I leave him, what will I do? How will I take care of my kids? What about money? I’m afraid of him but scared to leave. But I know he MUST be sorry because he sent me flowers today. I got flowers today. Today was a very special day. It was the day of my funeral. Last night, he finally killed me. He beat me to death. If only I had gathered enough courage to leave him, I wouldn’t have gotten flowers today. Standing against Domestic Abuse! If somebody is laying hands on you… Disrespecting you… Get out before you get unwanted flowers! Women and men need to keep their hands to themselves.
Stop domestic violence. You are worthy of true love and respect ladies. There are resources available to you.
Please share your story with someone you trust, it might save your life.
LOVE Does Not hurt!
If it does, you may be experiencing the many types of domestic violence. The proble of abuse is not a new one, nor are you alone in your search for answers and options.
The following facts reflect the magnitude of the problem:
A woman is beaten in the United States every 9 seconds.Nearly, 15% of women (14.8%) and 4% of men have been injured as a result of IPV that included rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%, respectively).[Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%, respectively).Nearly, 15% of women (14.8%) and 4% of men have been injured as a result of IPV that included rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.Nearly 3 in 10 women (29%) and 1 in 10 men (10%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a partner and report a related impact on their functioning.[Estimates range from 960,000 incidents of violence against a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend per year.One to three million women are physically abused by their husband or boyfriend per year.A recent study found that school age children who witness violence exhibit a range of problem behaviors including depression, anxiety, and violence toward their peers.Nearly one-third of American women (31 percent) report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives, according to a 1998 Commonwealth Fund survey.
Be a friend to someone who can’t help themselves, its not easy to leave a life you dreamed of but turned into a nightmare.
Men who abuse women are cowards and need to be stopped!
I pray for courage and strength for anyone struggling for the confidence and strength to leave a abusive relationship.