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
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.
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.
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.
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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