A lot of noise was made from my last post about domestic abuse. And I am so grateful that it was. Thank you to all who shared your own stories, showed your love, or just read the truth.
It leaves me speechless to realize that topics like this are taboo. Because I truly believe that continuing to talk about the signs, dangers, and reality of domestic abuse is what will bring justice. While keeping in mind that it sometimes takes two to tango – as sad of a reality as that is.
So I ask you, as a sister/daughter/friend who struggles alongside others with the results of domestic abuse, keep talking about it. Keep asking questions. Keep listening and looking for signs. Keep sharing.
Once again, My sister is in a domestically abusive relationship. And here are the signs to keep in mind if someone you know is secretly a victim, too.
- Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school or seeing family members or friends.
- Threatens to kill themselves.
- Having a partner who constantly puts you down or calls you names.
- Destroys your property.
- Pressures you to use drugs or alcohol.
Thanks for reading.