When you listen to someone else’s troubles, you don’t feel so bad. I was kind of feeling sad that my dad is slowly dying. Hospice didn’t think my dad would last till Mother’s Day, but quess what they don’t know when God will be ready for him. So he is still with us. My daughter said he has been sharing things with my sister so she will know how to handle things after he is gone. It’s amazing but he was pretty good at the stock markets. He never bought nursing home insurance either. But his stay in the nursing home was he didn’t even have to touch his principal but lived off the interest. I wish he would have shared more of his knowledge with us when we were growing up. But back in those days they didn’t share things with their children. Well at least my family didn’t.
So I called a friend as I was sad about somethings, then she shared things with me. One of things that has been on my mind all week long, was she has daughter that is in an abusive relationship. It is really called domestic violence.
I did some research on the Internet to better understand situation. Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. She told me some of the things her husband has done to her daughter. He acts like an animal. I just can’t understand why they have to act the way they do. It is mind blowing. It makes me hurt thinking about it and glad I didn’t have to go through something like that.
Her daughter did try to leave but went back as she had no place to go. My thought is, doesn’t the police give them an option of going to women shelter? Her daughter shared things with her mother. Her mother has tried to tell he they love her but it has to be her decision. It is hard for me to understand why someone lives that way, some can’t get away because they don’t trust there instincts, others are fearful or afraid of the aftermath. She has had her nose broken twice, hit in head, punched in the stomach, been unconscious for few hours. She has no communication with her family as this person has taken her phone away from her. Has camera all thru the house, alarms goes off if she tries to go out. How much can person go thru before they wake up.
There are a lot of domestic cases and many of those that are the victims don’t make it and are killed. It just saddens me. I think they would need counseling too so not get involved with same kind of person again. I have lost sleep, offered up prayers and now I guess I let it go and hope God will take care of it.
I guess I was just trying to express my feelings. If you try to do something even calling the police unless they have place to go, you could put them in more jeopardy, then they are now. I guess people who do this to others were abused as children so they think it is normal to treat their wives the same way their father’s did. I feel like my hands are tied behind my back.
We all are suppose to have our freedom of choice. God has given us our free agency. But boy are the people that controlled others boy will they have a lot to answer for in the here after. Satan is raging in some people’s hearts. May we give kind words to those we meet, let those around us know if we observe they are going through similar circumstances. Smile it may lift someone that needs it. Please pray that those that have the strength will leave their abusers for a better life. even peace and quiet then the contention in a home.
Here’s website to help you understand or what to know more: https://www.thehotline.org/is-this-abuse/abuse-defined/
There is also National Hotline that one can call 800 number too.