Leaving is often the most dangerous time for a victim of abuse, because abuse is about power and control.
When a victim leaves, they are taking control of their lives and threatening the abusive partner’s power, which could cause the abusive partner to retaliate in very destructive ways:
physical, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and financially.
For myself, I had three main supporters that helped me. 1) family, 2) a co-worker, 3) a stranger who was in the right place at the right time--her name was Gloria. (I'll share more about Gloria later). Their support was built on trust and they were there for me when I was ready to make my move. Without them, I would have never made it out and I’m 99% sure I would have been a tragic news story on the evening news.
We know people in abusive situations. As friends, family, co-workers, and strangers,
WHAT can we do to help them? We want to be a light for them to get out of the darkness!
With COVID19, the numbers are rising. More victims are trapped with their abusers.