Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Domestic Abuse Pt. 2- You Can Leave an Abusive Relationship

Can a woman get out of an abusive relationship?  Absolutely yes, you can walk away from your abuser with assistance, guidance, and support from various programs providing assistance to women and children in domestic violence living.  An abused woman has the right to make the choice to take back her life by taking back her power. 
Many don't understand how hard it is for some women to walk away from an abusive relationship.  The effects of the physical, emotional,and mental abuse takes a psychological toll on the victim. Especially when it's made public to family, friends, and even co-workers she is then embarrassed and ashamed by the fact she stayed in an abusive relationship.  A woman in an abused relationship has to come to terms with reality that her safety and happiness is important. Walking away is not as simple as many experts describe it to be because of the damage done emotionally and physically will require counseling, support, and love from those that truly care.

Sometimes we make the mistake of alienating the victim instead of listening, supporting, guiding, and understanding how she feels.  An abused woman needs to hear and know that she is not the blame for her abuser's actions toward her, she is not the cause of his anger towards her, and she does not deserves to be slapped, kicked, or punched.  If you have never been in an abusive relationship then your ability to pass your judgment should be left at the door.  Better yet, leave your judgment at the car before you knock at that friend, sister, or co-worker's front door. 
Leaving an abusive relationship requires courage and support from programs against domestic abuse. It's the first step that will count that will aid you in the success of getting "You" back and gaining control of Your life back.  Start today by calling the National Domestic Violence Hot line at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) for help.  You don't have to live in fear because you can leave your abuser.  You have a choice to make today. What will it be? Start by recognizing your self-worth and love yourself for the first time. 

6 Tips to get control over your life and leave your abusive relationship:
  1. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
  2. Love You for the first time and recognize your self-worth
  3. Get counseling and deal with the pain and the anger
  4. Take time to heal
  5. Forgive your abuser
  6. Live your new life feeling Safe again
Encourage a friend, co-worker, or family member to take that first step and ensure them that you will stand by their side without judgment.