The terrible thing that happened was that he hit her and left her for dead! How this could have happened and no one did anything!? The sad part is that many women are abused more than what most would think! In addition, these women are afraid to reach out to others for help. I have to say that something just has to change and it must happen soon. I remember a couple who came into my office and the young woman was afraid to even voice her feelings to me, as she looked down with shades on covering her eyes from bruises. When I would coach them, I noticed that the man would place all the blame on his spouse and would insist that I do something to change her.
So one session, I told the woman’s husband that I would do all I could to help her change so they both could have a great relationship. However, I mentioned that this would have to start with one on one sessions. The woman grasp for air as she was shocked at what was being presented, knowing that her husband would never go for the separate counseling sessions. As the husband became irritated jumping out of his seat, I knew that if he did not agree I was going to call the police. Fortunately, he agreed and the coaching with the woman reveal plenty that I already knew. She was in pain and tired of suffering with the abuse. A man that has been beating, choking, and verbally abusing the woman for years just had to end. Do you know someone right now that you think may need help? If so, you are at the right place!
Jaquetta Stevens PhD.