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Jun 01, 2011
Marie:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

You are living in the cycle of violence. If you don't get out and get out now you are at risk for much more violence, violence that will escalate and intensify. Lean on your family and friends. Tell them what he's doing. There's no shame in being the victim of relationship violence. Tell everyone you know, including your teachers and counsellor, what he's doing. This is so important; when others know, they can help keep you safe. The school can help to ensure you are not in the same classes as him. They can point you in the direction of community services that are available to you. Understand that he WILL hit you again and again, Marie. He WILL harm you. You are in danger staying in this relationship. There is not changing him. The promises he makes after the violence is all part of the "honeymoon phase". They mean nothing, because he will not adhere to his promises. Understand that no one has the right to hit you. No guy has the right to hit his girlfriend for anything, including for "cheating". This guy is bad news. He's trouble and he's dangerous. Please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). They have advocates available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week who can provide crisis intervention, escape planning, information and referrals to victims or anyone calling on their behalf. Visit their website by copying & pasting the following URL into your browser: http://www.ndvh.org/

You deserve so much better than what you're living with now, Marie. Please call the number above. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

Darlene Barriere: author. speaker. survivor. coach.
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
author. speaker. survivor. coach
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