Watching Someone Die...
On this day, Memorial Day, we remember those who died fighting for our Freedom, and say, "Thank You!!!"
On this date, one year ago, I watched my Mother die, physically; after watching her die, figuratively, over many years from Alzheimer's.
There are MANY ways for people to die - physically AND figuratively. Someone who feels trapped in a traumatic situation they feel they cannot escape - be it Domestic Violence, Bullying, Sexual Assault, anything - dies a little with every traumatic event.
This is NOT something most people just "get over"; though there are those that die never acknowledging there was ever really a problem. They bulldoze through their lives, and most people look on them as "the strongest people they know", just based on what they see. I, personally, believe this behavior contributes to the Alzheimer's/dementia epidemic we seem to be having; but I will not digress.
The question I want to ask, is, are you in a situation that makes YOU feel like you're dying a little every day? There IS help available - you DO have to ask for it, however; otherwise, it's just one more episode of control in your life. Do you know someone else, that needs to hear this? Again, the choices belong to the Victims.
Do you have a child, parent, or friend that this catches your attention, regarding? I ask you to REALLY think about those dying inside, every day...
Thank you, have a good day, and be safe... #EtSoV #ENDtheSILENCEofVIOLENCE