Imagine you’ve got eight children and a husband who abuses you physically and mentally. When you were younger, you thought he would deliver you from your difficult upbringing. But now he’s given you a head injury, and continues to threaten you. You’ve tried to get away from him twice before, but after fifteen years of marriage, you don’t know how you will be able to support eight children on your own …
Stopping the cycle of violence is important not just for the women, but also for the children growing up in abusive homes,” Karen Barker Marcou said. “Protecting the children makes them less likely to go on to be abusers themselves.”
By Tara Campbell of The Daily Do Good
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