Christmas Programs...family gatherings...caroling...Christmas shopping...the list goes on.
Some of these are not my favorite things, I admit; but I have a choice whether to attend, or not.
Often, in a Domestic Violence situation,
these options are not always readily available.
Victims are often kept away from their families, and social engagements by their significant other either forbidding them to attend, or their actions deter the victim from participating (if they
DO go, there will be some type of "fall-out" they will have to endure), so they just don't go.
All about the power and control, and manipulation the perpetrator has over the Victim.
It is possible to overcome this - but it's not easy,
and can even be dangerous.
Choices must be made, and stuck to - which also, is not easy.
Just keep in mind, and observe over the Holidays, especially, that one person that may seem "antisocial" - is there more going on?
Have a good day, and be safe... #ENDtheSILENCEofVIOLENCE #EtSoV