Sunday, March 6


Last sunday, a week ago, I got a somewhat hysterical phonecall off a very close friend of mine. Her partner, the man who loved her, a bouncer, a trained weapon, had hit her, not just once either... In front of his kids.

I pleaded with her to leave the house, to come stay with me for the night. She didn't. She stayed the week out, and I tried my hardest to not go over and drag her out myself. Just the thought of her hurting made me so upset I felt sick.

Friday night she called me to say she had left and taken out an AVO on him. Relief is an understatement.

We met up on saturday morning. I took her to the shops so she could open up new bank accounts. He had emptied out the joint account when she left. She showed me the marks he had left on her, all up her arms and across her back. She told me it had been going on for a while. That she felt free now.

She has been my closest friend for many years now. I always had a feeling that something was going on even though she never said anything. I'm glad she had gotten out of it.

She now has a long road ahead of her, and I hope her amazing strength continues.

(I also hope the police find him and charge him soon because at the moment his family are hiding him, and no one, not even their ex-mutual friends know where he is).

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  1. I am so glad your friend got out of that horrible situation. No one should have to live that way. You are a wonderful friend to be there for her.

  2. I too am glad she got out and that she has a supportive friend. It's hard starting over.

  3. I don't know what people are thinking when they hurt their partners in that way. You're a good friend to her.

  4. Sending love and strength to your friend. Yes, she has quite a ways to go, but she'll be okay with the love and support of her friends and family x


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