one of our readers left a plea for help after reading "killing wives," and it breaks my heart to know that at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced or abused during her lifetime. as a survivor of a seriously abusive relationship, my heart goes out to those who are still struggling in abusive relationships. speaking from experience, my only advice for those of you who are in these relationships is this,
"It Will Only Get Worse If You Stay."
none of the "summa mamas" are professionals. we are simply three roman catholic moms posting at a weblog. however, i would like to direct you to the professionals:
For Immediate Assistance:
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE or www.ndvh.org
National Center for Victims of Crime 1-800-394-2255 or www.ncvc.org
For Further Information:
Family Violence Prevention Fund 1-800-END ABUSE or www.endabuse.org