Disagreements develop from time to time in relationships. Domestic violence is not a disagreement. It is a whole pattern of behaviors used by one partner to establish and maintain power and control over the other. These behaviors can become more frequent and intense over time. The abusive person is responsible for these behaviors. That person is the only one who can change them. Don’t wait until you and the ones you love get hurt. You Are Not Alone. Consider getting some help. Talk with friends about your situation.
Abuse doesn’t get better if you don’t do anything; it just keeps getting worse. You have to be your own friend. You have to have compassion for yourself. You have to forgive yourself. You deserve better. You are a precious human being and you deserve to be treated with respect. And you can’t ever give up. Don’t hurt yourself. Hang in there – you are not alone.
As I sit here and write this post, my eyes are filling up with tears. I could never imagine the pain and grief that Kobe’s wife, children, sisters, parents and family members are experiencing, as well as the families of the other 7 on the helicopter, who lost their lives on January 26, 2020. As a mother, words cannot express our love for our children and we hope and pray every day that we never have to deal with their loss. As a wife, when we meet someone who is our soulmate, and we plan to spend eternity together, we never plan to lose them too soon. I know that this has devastated the families, but I also know that God never makes mistakes and there is purpose behind all of this. My lesson is to cherish every single moment with everyone that I love and fix broken relationships before it’s too late. My heart will forever hold empathy for Vanessa and all of those affected by this tragedy. May God strengthen them and give them a peace that surpasses all of our understanding. I pray that God will guard their hearts and inject so much love, support and comfort into their lives that Kobe and Gigi’s lives will empower people of all walks of life to love hard, laugh loud and live unapologetically. Natasha Cash
Did you know that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime? An estimated 10.7% of women and 2.1% of men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime. Know your worth. Domestic violence is not ok.