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When you see the gorgeous heroine on the cover of my Bull Rider Series books, you probably don’t think anything about domestic abuse. Velia, my heroine, never thought she would either.
Let’s just say Justin Waters (character name) the man she was married to in the opening pages of my book, wasn’t a very nice man. He blamed it on his accident some years ago, therefore, he became addicted to a combination of drugs which made him mean and violent. Yes, my sweet heroine endured abuse at his hand. But, she got smart. Velia realized the abuse started so gradually, and before she knew it… Well, I won’t say more.
Like in real life, abuse usually starts out gradually and before you realize what has happened, you begin to see bruises, your emotions are torn, you’re being controlled, and you feel like you can’t escape your predicament. You can though.
No one should have to endure abuse at the hand of another person. Think it through when you have a quiet moment to yourself, and find your way out. I can’t promise a hunky bull rider like Caulder McCutchen will saunter into your life and show you what it’s like to trust again, but then again, you never know… Take care of you because you deserve better.
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Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
There are places here like that here, too, David. A phone call can get you to a safe place. That first move has to be made by the victim of abuse, and usually she/he is so beaten down they can’t think for themselves. So, I just had to get my little message out and tell people they don’t have to take it. Thanks for your reply.
There are no acceptable excuses for a man hitting a woman. Even an accident. It’s done to control and men who do it don’t stop they just get worse. I say the same for the few cases where the woman is the aggressor. The only answer is to get out. In the UK and I’m sure in the US there are mechanisms in place to help people in this situation get away from their abuser and into a new place of safety. Don’t listen to the threats of “I’ll do this if you leave me ,or I’ll hunt you down” Just go to a new area and create a happy life for yourself.
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