To be misused and maltreated only begins to describe the victim.
Violated of rights and privileges, the abused are deceived. The rude treatment from ill-tempered, seductive persons is difficult to articulate. Especially when the abuse is afflicted by someone living in your own home.
According to a New Zealand government fact-finding committee, about half of all homicides in New Zealand are committed by an offender who is identified as family.
- Being beaten and having your clothes ripped off your body is a harrowing experience.
- Being cussed at is the easy part: it’s the reproachful language that causes you to question your own integrity that is confusing.
76% of family violence incidents are NOT reported to Police.
The police did come once – and then they left. That did two things in my situation:
- The abuse intensified; and
- I began to find strength to face reality.
Reviling words; corrupt practices: Hope begins to set below the horizon of your life. Like the Sun going down, you fear what will happen in the night. You cling onto the sliver of Moon’s light of Hope. And then you begin to wonder if the Sun will ever return.
Hope is there! The Sun can rise again to shine its warmth down into your life. That is why I am sharing the techniques I used to rebuild my life after experiencing such Despair.
Although most attention goes onto partner abuse as male against female – with the statistics to justify the attention – in the four years from 2009 – 2012, Family Violence website reports:
24% of the intimate partner abuse were perpetrated by women.
Sadly, things are not getting better in New Zealand. Police investigated 118,910 incidents of family violence in 2016 or about one every 5 minutes.
The road to recovery will be long. But you will come out of the darkness. I have! Simple steps must be taken. No one will understand just hard it will be unless they have walked in those shoes.
You are worthy to love yourself.
If you don’t know what else to do, call 0800 456 450.
Peaceful blessings await you.
Related blog: Finding Hope
See also: Its Okay to Love Yourself