This is for all Women in a Relationship

I read a headline in an article that stunned me, and I thought it important enough to share.
Every Day 4 Women in the U.S. Die from Domestic Violence
I knew verbal and physical abuse was bad, but I had no idea it had accelerated to this stunning fact.

I have experience both kinds of abuse, and feel I am fortunate to have left that world and survive and thrive. IT IS POSSIBLE!

I am going to post a few paragraphs from the article (though I do not have the name of the author, and apologize for that!)

“It’s Time for Women to Take Back Their Lives and Fight Back!”

“Why does she stay? Why does he hit? In many cases low self esteem is a factor, and HE knows it. It’s also about power, control and male egos – a deadly combination when the man has emotional and anger issues. The woman becomes his punching bag, and it makes him feel that he is in charge. The woman becomes more afraid and shrinks under the man’s rage, and it goes on and on like a nightmare she can’t wake up from.
Women need to be educated that there are resources available to help them and even provide shelter if they are victims of domestic violence. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7, toll free number 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), and their website has an abundance of information.”

“Many women and children will continue to become victims. Restraining orders against the abusers also must be enforced and if violated, punishment needs to happen quickly and severely. There are too many women who file restraining orders against an abusive partner but wind up dead anyway because she wasn’t taken seriously.”

“Women should not have to be afraid of their spouse, boyfriend, father, or any other male figure in her domestic circle. Once fear enters the picture, it is time to leave and don’t look back. Easier said than done but that is why more support centers need to be available for women to go get help and counseling.”

“Finally, women have to start defending themselves against their abusers either by taking self defense classes or using a non-lethal personal protection device on him to stop the attack and get away. Tasers, mace, stun guns and pepper sprays are all very effective in temporarily bringing the abuser to his knees. Women have got to do whatever is necessary to keep them and their children safe, and they need to stop being afraid and start fighting back.”

You don’t have to be a female weight-lifter to make a stand. But particularly if you have children, PLEASE STOP BEING AFRAID AND FIND
HELP before you become a statistic!

I will post specific information on “how to defend yourself” with one of these personal protection devices, and share a few more tips tomorrow.

In the meantime, TAKE A BREATH and consider, really consider what is happening in your relationship, and in your life…..It may be time for a change!

If anyone is interested in sharing something they have been through, please feel free to write.

4 Responses to “This is for all Women in a Relationship”

  1. angel709 Says:

    Great advice, I hope those who need it most will find this article and have the strength to take the steps of freedom from abuse.

    • Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

      Angel, I hope when the holidays settle down I will be able to sit and read and hear from you and see how you and kids are doing. I think of you often. Blessings and love, my friend.

  2. pepper spray Says:

    This is a good artical and points out a lot. Women realize your not someones rag doll to throw around and abuse. So please do what you need to protect yourself through proper training.

  3. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Thank you for your input. There is definitely too much abuse that is shined on in this country – and yet we are still better off that so many other countries. (That is NOT justification-there is none!
    Have a great day.

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