October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I’ll be sending a series of emails this month covering this topic.
It’s truly pathetic and sad that in today’s society that we need to have so many organizations worldwide to protect women and girls against the fear and terror caused by men in their lives who should be there to love and care for them.
This behavior must change. Now. But, it’s up to you. You need to take the necessary and often hard steps to help yourself, but you don’t have to do it alone.
(I’m fully aware that men are targets too, however, in most cases men are still the perpetrators of men.)
I’m on a global mission to create more awareness that when we treat each other with KINDNESS everyone is elevated and wins.
Throughout this month, I will be reviewing the signs of Domestic Violence. Also please catch me every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. EDT in the Love is Kind FB Group for live trainings.
Whether you call it Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Political Terrorism, or as I call it, Family Terrorism, it’s all about power, control and dominance. And no one, not even a country wants to be subjected to power, control and dominance. That’s why countries have Independence days.
Please note: These behaviors can be seen not only in intimate partner relationships, but also in parent to child, child to parent, siblings, other relatives, “friends,” roommates, people in authority like police officers, lawyers, judges, doctors, politicians, heads of companies, religious authorities, bosses, colleagues, coaches (athletic and personal) and everywhere you’d least expect it.
I want you to use this month to become aware of your surroundings. Who are you hanging out with? Who are you interacting with? How are they treating you?
Remember: You deserve to be treated with kindness.
We are looking for regular behavior patterns. We are looking for those who don’t show awareness of their toxic behavior, who don’t apologize or correct their behavior, and who usually get angry and cast blame when challenged about their aggressive behavior. If you are doubting yourself, don’t. Instead, reach out for help.
There are many signs of violence and abuse. They all induce some level of fear and terror. You NEVER deserve this treatment.
Here’s one sign of domestic violence or behavior that induces fear and terror:
• Making you afraid by using nasty or intimidating looks, actions, or gestures.
• Smashing things.
• Destroying property, especially yours.
• Abusing pets.
• Displaying weapons.
Once again, remember that you deserve to be treated with KINDNESS.
Violent or demeaning behavior is NEVER acceptable or excusable. Know your boundaries.
If you are currently experiencing any of the above, then contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at: 1-800-799-7233 or Google Domestic Violence Hotlines for a local number.
If you have difficulty setting healthy boundaries or are ready to find KIND love and relationships or want to be able to reclaim your voice, confidence, and worth, then take this free quiz to get started: www.FreedomFulfillmentQuiz.com
You deserve to be treated with kindness, and that starts by being kind to yourself.
You matter. Your life is precious. It’s your time to create an empowered and fulfilling life