Getting Away is Just the Beginning... (Connie J...)
Many people focus so much on Victims getting out of Domestic Violence situations, that they neglect to think about what happens next. Unfortunately, that's where they, often, stop their thought process, completely.
But leaving is just the first of MANY steps:
- how are you going to "escape"?
- do you have children or pets to think about?
- where are you going, when you leave?
- how will you live?
- will you be safe, if you leave?
- do you rely on medication?
- do you have any money?
This list of questions is by NO means exhaustive.
Yes, safety IS of utmost importance; but I wish more people would realize that it is SO much more than, "Why don't/didn't you just leave??!"
What steps would be involved if YOU had to decide whether to leave a relationship, or not?
Have a good day, and be safe... #ENDtheSILENCEofVIOLENCE www.ozerministriesinc.com #walkinTHEIRshoes #EtSoV
*October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please share this, no matter what month it is, to help get the word out. The Victim has to make the choice - but, "What If..." they read something you sent them, that makes the difference? #walkinTHEIRshoes
*I will be sharing a "What If..." post on the first Monday, of every month. I would love to share YOUR "what ifs". Please send your "What If..." ideas to Connie J... - firstname.lastname@example.org; or through Ozer, at the website or email, email@example.com.