To all of those women who are leaving abusive relationships - stay strong. Remember that you do know what is best for yourself and your children. You have more rights than you think you do. Do not listen to your partners' lies about your character and intentions. You are not a bitch - or worse - and you are not being selfish in leaving. You have more people surrounding you in support than you realize. Do not look to your partners' family to assist in the process - blood is thick.... Pack now and pack fast - get out.
Ladies, we need to be our own heroes and rely on our own force. Our little ones love us unconditionally and look to us for their safety.
This post is for someone I know who has made the decision to move forward with her life. Hold your head up Lady, and know that we all have your back.