A strike means you ....

Discussion in 'Domestic Abuse' started by minion, Jun 24, 2008.

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  1. minion

    minion Well-Known Member

    Growing up in my family, I’ve always thought that a strike of a hand, meant that the person loved you. That it was a show of compassion. That you were doing something to bring forth their attention to you.

    As I grew up, I did not really understand that it really was wrong. My dad was one to strike, my mom did the same, and as we grew older, my brother picked up on their bad traits as well. If it wasn’t physical abuse it was verbal abuse.

    As a young child, you learned how to hide bruises in with the linen and lace. I learned quick to hide the truth, cause I was always afraid of what was going to happen in the end. What Mom would say if she really did find out what really was said at school that day.

    It took a great fight with my family to get me to come to my senses. I ran away from the hurt, the pain. To a place where I did not know. I had a job, and a car, so I had um… ways to pay for things, but when it came to my family, I cut ties to it.

    A few months past, then things with my room mate became heated. A fight grew beyond words, and words went from just that, they went from word to fists. I ended up at the ER with a criss-crossed scratch on my cornia. Now I’m homeless with no place to go.

    On top of everything. I got a call from my boss. I got terminated from my job. They qualified me unfit to work there anymore. So my week can go from worse to worse.
  2. innocencexisxlove

    innocencexisxlove Well-Known Member

    :hug: im so sorry things are kinna, well shitty for you right now.

    i can't imagen what you're going through.. but I wish you luck.

    Just know, it's got to get better eventually.

  3. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    Things like this happen more often than you know. Many children grow up thinking abuse is normal. I am glad you know otherwise and hopefully the cycle will stop with you. I am sorry to hear about the fight with your room mate and the loss of your job. I hope things turn around for you soon.
  4. Anime-Zodiac

    Anime-Zodiac Well-Known Member

    Is there any friends who can help you get a place to stay whilst you re-group and get things back together.
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