No one can tell you when you have had enough. When the day dawns on your awakening, and you gather your strength to leave your life of violence, you know deep down you must act quickly.
Your heart is pounding, adrenaline is flowing, and your fragmented thoughts are trying to put together a perfect plan of action. It may take days, weeks, months, even years to plan your escape, but escape you must.
If you have children, their welfare is also a part of your safety plan to leave your hellish home of violence. In your mind, every thing must be planned perfectly in order for you to move forward towards a life of peace.
Unfortunately, not all of our plans in life work according to our wills. We may choose one course of action, only to find that there are obstacles in our way. Many women view obstacles as a sign to endure domestic violence until their plans are flawless. Life doesn’t work that way – there will always be challenges to overcome.
If you have devised an escape plan that will at least afford you safety, there are other resources that are available to aid you with your new life plan. Safely removing yourself from an abusive situation is the first priority. Once you are safe, there are agencies that will lend a helping hand.
You may have to change your standard of living temporarily, but that’s OK. Sometimes you have to take a step backwards to move forward. Starting over can be a daunting experience, however, compared to a life of misery and abuse, change is the beginning of a life of peace and security.
I urge you to check out my web site, especially the link at the end of this post. This link will connect you with very important, and helpful resources to assist you with starting over. With the help of God, you can make a new life, and hopefully, you will include God in all of your plans.
“May He grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans. May there be shouts of joy when we hear the news of your victory, flags flying with praise to God for all that He has done for you. May He answer all your prayers!”
NOTE: My web site is updated regularly, please check back often.
“…be strong and very courageous…..”
- Are You in an Abusive Relationship? (lifescript.com)
- Surviving Domestic Abuse (psychcentral.com)
- Paid/Vol Mandarin Bilingual Advocate for Survivors of Domestic Violence (socialactions.net)
- Teenage Depression Raises Domestic Violence Risk (lifescript.com)
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