Savvy Mama - posted on 11/01/2011 ( 24 moms have responded )
This is one of those subjects that I don't understand. In another community, a mom posted her concerns. Yes, I responded and told her that if she doesn't report what she believes to be abuse - it is a federal crime.
Why do these women have to ASK what they should do? Are they themselves being abused by the accused as well as the child? Do they fear for what will come if they report their SO?
As a female who has been in an abusive relationship, years ago, I understand that you may not even realize that you are a victim of domestic violence until down the road. And by that point, there is no proof that you can use against the ex...
Sure, I should have reported it.
The second relationship where there was abuse, I left with the kids (none with this ass...) and didn't turn back. When I did come for my things, he stole my cell phone and took my keys. I went to the neighbor's and we called the police. I got my phone back and keys and my stuff. The officer stayed until my things were in my vehicle... He knew the signs and automatically stayed until I was done. There was no report made because I was not harmed at that point in time.
So, why do they have to ask about what to do with their children?