I've been a victim of physical, emotional and mental abuse and it took years of counselling to believe that I deserve far better. Had I stayed with my first husband who beat me, I believe I would have been dead a long time ago. I can't stand any abuse, be it animal, children, or women. We need one another to stay strong and help other victims to believe in themselves and their rights.
I applaud Melissa for her endless efforts and know in my heart how much Amanda loves and appreciates her.
God bless you both. Arlene Dehmer
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According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, instances of domestic violence increase by at least 10% during the holidays, but calls for help go down by 50%. Victims often don't understand the seriousness of what is happening, or they don't want to disrupt everyone's holidays by getting help. They think if they can just keep the abuser calm, everything will be fine. Sadly, it isn't…
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