It Happened Again
This time the bleeding won't stop I have to go to the emergency room... the pain in my eye and the rest of my body won't let up. Medicine isn't working, I have work tomorrow can't explain the bruises this time or my black eye. I might lose my job, and my boss does not understand he's warned me about being late and absent from work...
"Kelly Madison didn't make it to work that morning, she was found in a pool of blood in the garage of her home. Her laptop, briefcase and purse were on the front seat of her car, the engine was running when her neighbor found her. Her business suit dirty and torn in several places, the bruises and cuts on her face visible.
If You Are Afraid
Getting out of an abusive or violent relationship isn’t easy. Maybe you’re still hoping that things will change. Maybe you’re afraid of what your partner will do if he discovers you’re trying to leave. Whatever your reasons, you probably feel trapped and helpless.
But even though leaving an abusive relationship can be frightening, the risks of staying are too great. The good news is that there are many resources available for abused and battered women and men, including hotlines you can call for advice; shelters where you can stay; even job training, legal services, and childcare. You deserve to live free of fear. You can make that happen by taking steps to protect yourself and reaching out for help. Remember the most dangerous time in domestic violence is when you leave.