probably shock you. Guys often miss the signs because females are quick to throw in PMS or having a bad day or just being hormonal. Guys often think they are in control until they aren't any longer.
I've talked about it in the past. It is hard to get others attention to the problem because it goes under reported. When stuff like this happens to an adult child, the police aren't quick to talk to you- the parent. All the parent can do is set back, take lots of notes and hope and pray that the next time you see your child won't be the last. Especially things like the continued harassment, the threats of a hit on your child's life, the stalker like tendencies and now the safe house compromised. I guarantee if the genders were switched the man would be sitting his ass in jail! Trust me I'm really wondering about that piece of paper called the Family Protection Order.
Front page of my local paper this weekend was a story on domestic violence (against women). To me that is a gender bias. I have tried to talk to a local journalist about a story specifically domestic violence against men in this community because the guys don't really know what to do when they're in a situation.
- We have the domestic violence shelter... for women and children. Nothing for men.
- Lots of info and stories in the paper about domestic violence against women. Nothing written for what a man is supposed to do in that situation.
The reporter has yet to contact me.
A Facebook friend shared this with me. The time will come when your children grow up and go out into society on their own and face the world all on their own. My biggest fear right now is that each time I see my son I don't know if it will be for the last time.
The worry I had when my children were little is not even comparable to the worry I have now... that they are all grown up. I know some of you were wondering and shaking your heads a lil about the post on kindness and nice. I'm nice until I'm forced to not be so nice. Hurt one of my family and my bad side will trump kindness and nice every time.
I know I normally post humorous content and the majority of the crowd will probably be bored reading this. Hoping that this post will shed a little light on domestic violence against men. I promise I'll be back to humorous stories with another another, Oh No They Di'int!!!
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Pic and poem shared by Facebook friend