It has been sometime since I really put out a heartfelt post. I felt compelled to do so today. It was random as I don’t watch too much tv anymore but I happened to find myself watching a Dr. Phil episode. I was happy yet sad to see he was doing a show about how to escape a violent abuse marriage safely. He had a woman from a shelter there to let woman know what to expect if they called for help. They talked about safety, the woman called the line, got in her car and left. She had a camera crew following her as she had been on the show for a substance abuse.
While I was thrilled to see the topic so out there, I couldn’t help but think of the woman, myself included that didn’t have a camera crew there, that may not have had access to a car or a phone to get away. For me, he would redial the phone when he came home, I was scared to breathe or even think of leaving.
I am not saying it will be easy to leave, hell I know it won’t be, but staying isn’t easy either. Leaving will be one of the hardest things you will ever do, I know for me it was, but once I left, I was able to breath, I still struggled but the freedom of not being abused was worth it all.
Love & Peace,
photo by D. Sharon Pruitt