Domestic Violence Awareness Month is in October, but we should not forget that abuse happens in the other eleven months too…so become an advocate for the cause, remain steadfast on the issue of domestic violence and get the word out. Pray for those who are going through it or have been victims of domestic violence.
Now, this brings me to Evelyn Lozada and Rihanna, both who have suffered abuse by the men in their lives. Both women ended their relationship, which I’m sure was difficult, then maybe not if you’re a woman with rules, and rule #1 is, if a man puts a hand on me in any way other than affectionately, including headbutts, the relationship is over. I’m not looking back and I will be moving on with the quickness.
Well, it appears Evelyn lives by rule # 1, she left, didn’t look back and moved on. On the other hand, Rihanna has slowly eased her way back into a semi-relationship with Chris Brown. I call it a semi-relationship because it looks like a relationship has started again, or it might be they are just feeling things out, but something is going on. I guess it’s her business, but we can’t forget the bruises.
How can one woman not go back to the abuser and another woman give the guy another chance, (not saying that’s what Rihanna is doing, because the jury is still out on this one) sometimes two, three and four more chances. Is it that one woman is stronger and the other weak? Does one have a bigger support system than the other? Is it a self esteem issue? Do some women know the man is lying when he says he will never do it again, so they pack it up and say it’s a wrap, and other women believe him until he does it again?
It’s been interesting to watch how Evelyn and Rihanna have handled domestic violence. Both women have made a choice and have chosen their path. Domestic Violence is serious, hazardous to one’s health and well being. Evelyn Lozada, we applaud you for taking a stand against domestic violence for women everywhere, including Rihanna too.
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Seek help and keep safe.