This is a fantastic idea... a place where those affected by domestic violence can share what's on their minds, what they've learned & ask questions.
Your family and mine are in a unique and undesirable position in life. But I know you will carry your daughter's name forward by doing all you can to prevent other tragedies. God bless you, Bill
Great journeys start with one small step and you have taken a step which will enlighten many souls, let us be human for human, life is all about sharing, caring and loving,
If I can be of any support in your cause, please feel free,
This will greatly benefit those who are questioning a realtionship they are involved in!
It is a vision supported by true efforts and will be realized by many, let us build a platform of trust and respect for each other,
Not sure who you are but I have seen your writing and you are inspired. Thank you for joining us here. I look forward to hearing from you often!
Thank you for your note. You're right, we want people to take a closer look at the relationships they're in... and the relationships of their friends, too. Friends will save friends before anyone else can. We are all in this together and I'm just trying to do my part. It's what Kristin would want, too.
Excellent idea for sharing general information. There needs to be continued awareness of these issues. What to look for, where and when to suggest counseling or safe havens. Particularly in some ethnic groups there is abuse at all levels seen as normal for generations. Wishing you much more success in bringing this message to light. 👍
Thank you for joining the conversation. We aim to dial up awareness across the board.
One note: dating violence does not settle into one group more than any other. It's not an ethnic, socio-economic, or "zip code" issue. We know people who live in nice big houses not far from us who have been violent martial relationships for decades. This happens in "McMansions" as well as the what we might call rough city neighborhoods. It's unfortunately equal opportunity. This is not conjecture, it's fact based.
Part of my presentations is where I talk about how pervasive this is. I give examples. All of them very sad.
What a great idea!!! Yes it is truly amazing that DV can happen in many different socioeconomic settings. I don't think that people are aware that it can happen right next door to them no matter where they live. I try to share my story as much as possible and Kristen's story. My 16 year old daughter just showed your video to her close friend on Friday who is in an abusive relationship. Bill you are doing an amazing thing here and as you know you getting Kristens story out there helped me immensely!!! I will always keep sharing your knowledge and Kristens story! Thank you for this forum.
It's great that you joined this conversation. I will never forget you for your immeasurable courage under the hardest of circumstances.
To your point about DV happening everywhere, it's the sad truth that anyone can get into a relationship like this. I have met people who are "well to do" who have been suffering for decades. It's shocking. But DV is always shocking, right?
Feel free to come back to this blog frequently. We need people to talk about this issue.
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