No wonder I felt sick while living in Abuse. The effects are way more than just what happens when the Abuser acts out their anger. It is physical. And it made me sick. It is more than just emotions. I read this today and it really helped me understand. I remember that last year I was living in abuse I had all sorts of things going on physically. I ended up with weird medical things like Shingles – twice. And a month later Viral Meningitis. I would not wish that one on anyone. And then the girl problems…Ugggh.
This article says women living in abuse have THREE TIMES MORE problems with reproductive issues. And 48% more chance of being diagnosed with Depression – yep. Been there, done that. The scariest part for me was:
Abused women are 70 percent more likely to have heart disease,
80 percent more likely to experience a stroke
and 60 percent more likely to develop asthma than women who have not experienced abuse;
No wonder I was so sick! If you are having physical problems with your health – see someone today. Take the first step. Domestic violence eats away at your body and your soul. Break the silence and get help today.
It has been brought up again and again, “Why doesn’t she just leave him?” I wish there was an easy answer. But it is different for each person. That is why it is IMPERATIVE, in my opinion, that a victim seek professional help. The Police get involved for a reason. There are counselors in place at every domestic violence shelter that I have ever been to. There are professional counselors that will help lead a person out of bondage. Even our regular MD Doctors ask us every visit, ” Do you feel safe at home?” There are Pastors that can help someone get the help they need. I had to tell someone, anyone, what was going on. BREAKING THE SILENCE was step one for me to get out alive. I didn’t have to dump everything, I just had to say something…
Ok, you asked. Here are the statistics along with my source.
We don’t leave right away because we fear for our lives.
We have been told again and again that if we do we will be killed,
and so will our children…and many die trying.
Terrorism – in your own house, that’s what it’s like….
and here is a .pdf with
50 OBSTACLES TO LEAVING a.k.a. WHY ABUSE VICTIMS STAY