Domestic Violence - Are You Lonely In It?

American National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Domestic violence is all about control. Your computer use can be monitored and it is very difficult to remove evidence of the web pages you have visited. If your computer use may be monitored, and if you want help, it might be better to call from a phone that is not monitored and is safe for you to use. Call the NDV Hotline 1−800−799−7233.

If almost everything you do is done a particular way so as to avoid upsetting your partner, you are being subjected to domestic violence. Any human under the control of another human is very likely to be lonely simply because of the control.

What is Domestic Violence - Define it:

Loneliness is only one consequence of the many far reaching and serious consequences of violence in your life. The image on the left gives a clear and concise definition.

As the definition clarifies, the violence can be physical, emotional, financial or sexual but the intention is to control you. The violence can be such that it leaves no externally visible signs.

The definition covers spousal, live-in situations, dating, elder and child abuse.

The only thing that remains is to decide whether to leave and how. There are many people who find it extremely difficult to leave. In the final analysis, if it is a life and death decision, many do find a a way to get themselves and their children out of harm's way.

Overcome it:

The decision whether to leave or not, is very difficult because an individual's situation can be as sticky as the glue in the mouse trap that holds a mouse until the mouse cannot escape at all. To look at the details of the sticky situation look at this web page by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Once the decision to leave has been made, the 'how' of leaving can be equally sticky. To get the details about how to leave call 1−800−799−SAFE (7233). Their number for hard of hearing people is 1−800−787−3224.

Resources:

There are many resources for people in such a situation but most of it is coordinated through the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE (7233). Their number for hard of hearing people is 1−800−787−3224. This hotline is on 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Operators in 170 languages are available.

The phone number for another resource is 888-743-5754.

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