Aug. 13, 2017

#NOMORE Breaking the Chain... (Connie J)

As I have mentioned, before, I grew up in, what I referred to for a long time, a covert Domestic Violence situation. It was "just" mostly verbal, and manipulation. I know, now, it was not nearly as covert as naive little me thought.

Having said that, I've learned it wasn't as uncommon, and unique as I always felt, either. I have no specific facts to base this on; but dysfunction is usually passed on from generation to generation.

I have chosen to break this particular dysfunction - trust me, my "jar" has been broken and glued back together so many times, the glue has become a part of the design; however, my choice is to be single for life.

Your choice is just that, YOUR choice. If you can really talk to your partner, and work TOGETHER to change the design of YOUR "jar", and break the chain of Domestic Violence, by all means, do. But if it's not a team effort, I implore you to do what you need to do to keep yourself, and if you have children, all of you, safe.

Honestly, can we ever completely obliterate Domestic Violence? I really don't know the answer to that. I just know, we each have the opportunity to say #NOMORE in our own particular situation.

Have a good day, and be safe...  #NOMORE #KNOWMORE