On November 5, while working on my blogs, I heard a scream from a woman. I did not know
what to think. It sounded as if she was in extreme
I ran outside to see what was going on. A man was hitting a woman. She had fallen to the ground. The neighbor and I ran to get our phones to call the police. By this time, the man began to leave in his vehicle.
There is nothing worse than hearing someone screaming for help. It's a sound hard to forget.
It was not the first time hearing this type of scream. Domestic violence, unfortunately, is common. I am not going to get into the stats or even try to give any advice on domestic violence.
Sometimes people do not want to intervene and turn the other way. I would never advise anyone to place themselves in danger. Each person will have to make the decision on what
to do on their own.
I am not here to play judge and jury if you do or do not call.
Whether you have been a victim or know someone who has been a victim, this cycle has to stop.
It is critical to be sure we heal from our traumas and get the professional help needed to break the cycle.
Healing is not easy, but it is necessary to function in life. I want to believe we can heal from things that try to destroy us. It may take time and a lot of work, and the willingness to want to complete the healing process.
Some of us have a story, and some may not; whatever your experience, there is help.
If you or you know someone suffering from Domestic Violence, please call the hotline at 800 799-SAFE
STOP THE CYCLE!