Being in love is one of the greatest feelings in the world. Finding someone that is trustworthy, is something that everyone looks for in a mate. Humans want to find that person that they can connect to, on a higher level. When people find that connection, it takes over that person. People wrap themselves up in it like a blanket. While there is nothing wrong with feeling that level of comfort with another individual, one should proceed with caution when it comes to whom one connects to.
People can say just about anything in order to get what they want out of the other person. A woman could meet a tall, dark, and handsome stranger while out with her friends. The stranger will say just about anything, in order to gain the interest of the woman. The woman becomes enchanted with this mysterious stranger. They go on a few dates, and he treats her right. One year later, she moves in with him, leaving behind her family. The communication between the woman, and her family, begins to dwindle. The woman wants to go visit her family, but her handsome stranger, turned boyfriend, will not allow her to.
One night, the woman decides that she wants to spend time with her friends. Her boyfriend becomes enraged, accusing her of cheating. Her forbids her from going out with her friends. When she questions him, he strikes her. The cycle continues, and worsens. He does not allow her to leave the house, and she must submit to his every request. She realizes that she does not want to be with him anymore, and decides to leave. Only, she does not know how to leave.
- Get in contact with a trusted friend/relative. Let them know the situation, and that help is needed.
- Connect with a women's shelter in the area. They can assist with escaping the abusive relationship, while keeping safety in mind.
The New York City area has many shelters for women that have been abused, including the Aegis Battered Women's Program, in the Bronx.
Women can escape these relationships safely, and bring their abuser to justice. Do not be afraid to ask for help.