Her Story Series: Feature 5

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 5 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 Abuse happens anywhere and to anyone. No family is immune. You just hope that it never happens to your family

Being abused is a very lonely place to be…who can you trust? Can you speak up and still be safe? Will you lose your children?

It is lonely living with domestic violence…where can you go? How can you make it stop? If you leave will you be safe?

It is difficult to live with the loneliness and constant fear of domestic violence. Fear for your safety and the safety of your children

When you find out I live with domestic violence, don’t judge me…help me by being there for me

Remind me that there are endless possibilities after domestic violence and show me that there is a safe way out

Domestic violence can happen anywhere and to anyone…it’s not a private family matter…

If you know of someone who is being abused, be a listener’ and be ready to help when they are ready to leave

Remember that you can’t force someone to leave an abusive relationship, you need to be patient and be there when they are ready

You have the right to live with dignity and free from abuse in your own home

You have to have the courage and strength to leave your abuser. No one can do this for you. BE STRONG! You can do it!

“She kept telling me that no one was going to take advantage of her…”

“…she planned on not making the same mistakes a second time.”

“…it took a long time before we noticed that things were different. She was different…”

“…she was wearing these rather large dark glasses inside the store…”

“She was also wearing a long sleeved sweater…it was the middle of summer.”

“…when they visited, she no longer hung out with all the other female family members.”

“…the daughter I know was not accident prone and she seemed to be having a lot of accidents.”

He would find them where ever they were…and that was bye-bye time

Now read her story here – Her Story – Feature 5 – http://hfg-happyfamilies.com/expressing-ourselves/her-story-series/her-story-feature-5/

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 March 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’d 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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