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Friday, January 24, 2014
A New Year B new challenges B new goals B new outlooks B new beginnings.It=s time to put AYOU@ first B what is it YOU need to make YOU happy?What is best for YOU and your children?If you are experiencing issues of abuse in
your current relationship, please do not hesitate to call one of our 24 hour
Macon County, 423.2238
DeWitt County, 935.6072 Moultrie
County, 728.9334 Shelby County, 774.4888
available!No one deserves to be
abused.Abuse is NOT your fault and is
We all are
involved in relationships B work relationships with colleagues and co-workers, family/friend
relationships, relationships with our fellow church members, as well as any
agency or organizational committee members and of course our partner
relationships.Any kind of relationship
requires ongoing work in order for it to be positive.
For us in the
domestic violence program, on an ongoing basis we listen to our clients talk
about the kind of relationship they have with their abuser.These relationships start out to be normal,
happy, and enjoyable.Over time, they
often take another path that ends up being destructive as a result of the abuse
from the perpetrator who is using power and control in order to get what they
want from their partner.
that are based in power and control are unhealthy at best.They damage one=s self-esteem, independence and any
kind of positive decision making skills.Unhealthy relationships consist of a pattern of jealousy and control B full of intimidation, isolation,
verbal put downs, manipulation and mind games, physical, emotional and sexual
abuse that rob one of their dignity and well-being.
those who are experiencing these kinds of behaviors feel lost and don=t know where to turn.If any of this sounds familiar, or it sounds
like these are things that are happening to one of your friends or loved ones,
please call one of our hotline numbers.Help is available.You deserve
better B don=t settle for less than what you deserve.