Her Story Series: Feature 2

Welcome to Right-On with HFG Happy Families Support Network Inc. (HFG)

HFG is a not-for-profit support group that provides ongoing support to women and children who have experienced abuse

HFG is a free support group for women and children who have experienced abuse, run by women who have experienced abuse

The topic for today is – Feature 2 of the Her Story Series

The Her Story Series will feature 10 stories of resourceful women who walked/ran away from abusive relationships

There will be an introduction and excerpts from their journey then a link to their story so it can be read in its entirety

Domestic violence is not your fault, you were not asking for it and did nothing to deserve it

There is no excuse for rape…it has nothing to do with what you were wearing

Don’t be a BYSTANDER! Domestic violence is not a private family matter

If you know someone who is being abused, let them know you are there for them when they need you

Don’t judge someone who is being abused. You never know what it’s like unless you’ve been there yourself

If you are in an abusive relationship call The ASSAULTED WOMEN’S HELPLINE – 416-863-0511 or 1-866-863-0511

“This man was a charmer, witty and intellectual

“His personality and persuasive nature were very attractive and with time he convinced me…”

“The abuse in this relationship was more subtle and much more difficult to recognize

“…his actions were contradictory to his words”

“…he would cry and beg for another chance and justify his bad behaviour by bringing up his unstable and unhealthy childhood

“When I would ignore his phone calls he would show up at my workplace offering to take me out …unannounced…

“I was accused of being jealous and overreacting

“He would accuse me of being controlling and possessive for demanding respect and asking the same things he expected of me

“I began to feel that I was being used for him to stay in the country and that he wanted me to be his servant as well

“He began to insult me and criticize me often in front of my children

“When abuse is not physical it can be much more difficult to identify and to walk away from”

Now read her story here – Her Story – Feature 2 – http://hfg-happyfamilies.com/expressing-ourselves/her-story-series/her-story-feature-2/

A very big thanks to our brave participants. We appreciate your courage in sharing your story. HFG Hugs to you!

Join the conversation. Email your stories, comments and questions to right-on@hfgfamilies.com

Thanks for joining Right-On with HFG

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday February 4, 2015 for our weekly Right-On conversation

Next week we’ll have more of the Her Story Series – featuring the stories of women who’ve left abusive relationships

If you would like your story featured in the Her Story Series please email your story to Leonie Segall at right-on@hfgfamilies.com

If you would like more information on the HFG support group please email info@hfgfamilies.com

Have a great day! HFG Hugs!!

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