Domestic Abuse – finding the way out

by Rod Smith
  • It is never acceptable for you: to scream at, or hit, the children or me; to confine the children or me; to break things or throw things even if you own the house and everything in it.
  • It is not acceptable for you to cut me off from my extended family or the outside world by taking my money or keys, phone, or personal items.
  • I will not ride in the car with you when you are angry or drunk.
  • It is never acceptable for you to force or manipulate me into sex or sexual practices I do not want.
  • I am NOT responsible for your outbursts of anger or violent actions. Your behavior is your behavior and it is NEVER my fault.
  • Being really sorry for your behavior is not enough – you must get professional help.
  • Forgiveness is not enough – you must get professional help.
  • When I tell you forgiveness is not enough, that I will not come back to you, don’t turn it on me and say I know nothing about forgiveness.

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