Growing up I lived in a house where domestic violence occurred. I was a child in a house where domestic violence took place and my Mom felt that she was helpless and couldn't leave. One day she did leave....but that is a whole other story.
Tonight before I left work I received a phone call from (insert name here) whos boyfriend was just arrested for domestic violence. They fight all the time. I have seen the warning signs and offered to find her help. She always says no and that she can handle it. She couldn't handle it. No one should ever be asked or even feel as if they need to "handle" being someones punching bag. She is so young. She doesn't deserve this. I pray that she stays away from him and that she finds someone to love her for her.
I hope the judge throws the book at him.
It breaks my heart.
I don't know what kind of man would ever raise his hand in anger to anyone let alone the woman he loves.