Love is defined as an unconditional favor and devotion to the well being of someone. So it follows that you are compelled to protect and stay with your family to keep it intact even if you suffer a lot of pain and suffering in the process. But how far can you go?Domestic violence do happen and this is the reality of it all:
1.The victim usually genuinely loves the abusing partner and only wants law enforcement to break up the fight, not haul the partner away.
2.The victim may fear retaliation.
3.The victim worries that if the partner is taken away, how will she feed the children while the bread-winner's in jail.
4.The victim was psychologically programmed to believe she is at fault.
5.An abuser desires to manipulate, control, and dominate.
6.Not only are children witnesses, they often become victims.
As what one author says, "Before a father could show his love to his children, he must first love the mother of his children". Oftentimes, we set boundaries to ourselves not to interfere with family problems but we do have the right to interfere and report the abuser just so to protect the children and the mother. They need not worry because there are a lot of shelter where they could go if in case the mother needs protection and support for the children. My heart goes out to those kids because my mother was a victim of domestic violence but we are glad we were able to get passed that..