Feb. 17, 2020

Am I REALLY Safe??! (Connie J...)

As long as I do what I am told, stay home with the kids, and only go to and from the store in a certain time frame, things are quiet. Oh, and have dinner on the table every day at 5:05 - my life is good.

Buuut...if I happen to see anyone I know at the store, and stop to chat, or dinner is at 5:07 - my "honey" tends to get a little upset, and my purchases, or the dinner usually end up all over the kitchen floor. They tell me they're  just worried something happened to me, if I am not on time; or maybe I'm getting sick - they love me SOOO much!!!

They've never laid a hand on me or my children; but the dog IS terrified of them...after that one incident, especially...but dogs must be taught, right?

So yes, I guess you could say I am safe. Isn't Domestic Violence only when your significant other beats on you, constantly, or tries to kill you? They only hit me, that one time - and felt so bad, they bought me flowers and cried and said it would NEVER happen, again.

I haven't been to any kind of family gathering, since the one we came home from angered them so much - they think my family is waaay too controlling; and my old friends are just jealous I have found such a GREAT person to be with!!! Problem??!

It's really great I don't have to work outside of my home; but it WOULD be nice to be able to "buy something nice" for myself, every once in awhile. I mean, they DO have good taste, just a little different than mine. But, am not complaining - "others would kill to be able to spend as much time with their children", as I do.

Although, I DO miss being able to work - I worked very hard to get where I was, in that company - but my significant other didn't believe the company saw my true value like THEY did; and to even keep in contact with my friends from there, would just be harder on me - aren't they sweet??! Always looking out for me. I feel SO protected.

So, overall, I am safe, and content in my life, right??!

What do YOU think about this scenario? Any Red Flags? Is any of this familiar, or really close to your own life scenario? What are you going to do about it? Are. YOU. "Safe"?

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