Domestic Violence Is...
A part of the patchwork of our very existence.
"That dark, shadowy part", we're warned never to go into; yet it is perpetuated, generation after generation.
Sometimes, it gets frustrating. I was told, once, "You're not going to end it." I replied, "Does that mean we don't try to fight it's growth?" I realized, later, that came from a perpetrator.
My parents were married 64 years in a "powder keg".
My cousin was murdered as she tried to make her escape.
We get affected by all that happens around us, yet the cycle continues.
Domestic Violence IS personal to me - and I know it is to many others. Sometimes, my blog posts are a type of "brain dump". But deep in my heart, I want to let people know that you CAN move on from the abuse, and thrive, and share what you've learned with many others.
Even if it affects only one other person, your not keeping it inside is worthwhile - because YOU are worthwhile. Thank you for being, and sharing you...
Have a good day, and be safe... #listen #ibelieveyou #doyouhear
*October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please share this post, 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, and it just "clicks"?
*I share a "What If..." post on the first Monday, of every month, and I would love the opportunity to share YOUR "what ifs". Please send your "What If..." ideas to Connie J... - email@example.com; or through Ozer, at the website or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.