Sep. 20, 2021

Imagine... (Connie J...)

...every time you have fallen asleep, your significant other has awakened you, and proceeded to yell at you for, yet, another "perceived slight"...and you have to be up early, for work... work very hard to clean every nook and cranny of the kitchen/bathroom; yet your significant other has, again, found the drain you neglected to clean out, when you were finished... are all ready to attend a family event, and your s.o. has, again, picked a fight with you, and says, "I don't want to go. You're all upset, now!!! Your family ALREADY hates me!!!"...

...your day runs crazy, the kids have been off the chain; and you fear the storm when your s.o. arrives home and dinner isn't ready, yet... expect your s.o. home at a certain time. Three hours later, they arrive. When you simply ask, "Where were you?", they begin yelling at you. When you attempt to stand in front of the door, and beg them not to leave; they push you out of the way, and go, anyway. You have their car keys, so they walk the five miles to their place of employment. Three hours later, they call you to pick them up. You go, to avoid ANOTHER fight...and you never DO get an explanation...

These are small glimpses into the lives of someone living in Domestic Violence. It is NOT all hitting, etc. Much of it is emotional manipulation.

I wrote the the first four as fiction, taken from real-life stories. The fifth one, was on-repeat for most of my childhood; yet it took me many years to realize I was raised in Domestic Violence...

Have a good day, and be safe... #ENDtheSILENCEofVIOLENCE ****** #walkinTHEIRshoes #EtSoV

*October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please share this, no matter what month it is, to help get the word out. The Victim has to make the choice - but, "What If..." they read something you sent them, that makes the difference? #walkinTHEIRshoes 

*I will be sharing a "What If..." post on the first Monday, of every month. I would love to share YOUR "what ifs". Please send your "What If..." ideas to Connie J... -; or through Ozer, at the website or email, 

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