El and I know that this will not be an episode for everyone. We discuss some of the problems that people encounter that could result in an abusive relationship. This can be a touchy subject and a potentially dangerous one as well, but one that we felt should not be ignored.
We discuss what could constitute mental and psychical abuse and how to identify the signs. Since every relationship is different, we talk in broad strokes about identifying behaviors.
During the show, we list off some phone numbers and websites that could be helpful if you find yourself in an abusive situation. They are:
A non-profit resource
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1.800.799.SAFE (7233) 1.800.787.3224 (TTY)
Anonymous & Confidential Help 24/7
Always keep in mind that you can talk to your Doctor, Clergy, or the Police among others if you need help. To our international listeners, I apologize for not listing sites to help you in your own country, but you could talk to the above mentioned people and they can point you in the right direction.
You don't need to stay in an abusive relationship. You deserve to be happy and safe. Leaving may very well be the most difficult and terrifying thing you ever do, but it will be worth it to put that part of your life behind you. No one should live in fear.
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If you think that this show could help someone, by all means burn it to a CD and have them listen to it.
Until next week, thanks for your support.