What Does Support Look Like? (Connie J...)
As I've mentioned before, there are as many different ways to support, as there are people that need to be supported. If you want to know what kind of support they need, ask - if they say they don't know, just be there for them.
Remember, support is not solving the problem; it is in the support, itself - but there is a very fine line.
I try and share ideas, throughout this Blog; but as I have said before, their safety is priority one. However, the Victim needs to be the one to ask for help, and accept the help given.
This is, often, where the "disconnect" happens. When Victim's fears and emotions hinder them in doing what they know needs to be done. Scary times...sometimes, even when THEY make the choice to leave, they go back.
All you can do is let them know you're there - you CANNOT do it for them; and you have to keep supporting them, whether you agree with their decision, or not.
Have a good day, and be safe... #ENDtheSILENCEofVIOLENCE www.ozerministriesinc.com #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... - firstname.lastname@example.org; or through Ozer, at the website or email, email@example.com.