This Valentine’s Day will NOT be happy for all persons in relationships. I have to share with you that I am getting more questions from persons in the LGBT communities about how to get out of abusive relationships. This is a very serious issue that deserves a post during this Valentine’s Day weekend! First off, as usual, I have to give working definitions.
Domestic Violence – methods by which a person seek to control the thoughts and behaviors of another person.
- Emotional Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- and Economic Abuse
Janie had been with Angela for five years. Angela daily takes care of her ill sister who has serious Type I Diabetes. Yesterday, her sister became very ill and Angela ended-up staying much longer than usual. When she got home Janie began slinging pots and throwing things in the kitchen. She became so angry until she almost caused a fire in the house. Janie finally confronted Angela and began calling her a slut, and other unmentionables. She was sure that Angela had been out with another women. Angela tried to talk but she threatened to hit her in the face. Angela went to bed crying because she just can’t take it anymore. (True Story)