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On a related subject, please encourage your listeners to call the police if they hear/see domestic violence going on. As a child, my father repeatedly beat my mother, leaving her with black eyes and broken bones. But no one called the police, even when incidents happened in public. My brother and I were too young to know what to do and so had no voice and received no help.
As a result, we grew up believing this was fairly normal behavior. My brother became a substance abuser and both my brother and I married, unbeknowst to us, bi-polar people who continued the cycle of abuse. I believe that if our community had stood up against abuse during our early years, all in our family would have benefited.
posted 3 years, 4 months ago
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