A powerful campaign has been around for awhile #maybehedoesnthityou. Women are tweeting how their intimate partner emotionally abuses them and it is making more aware of the dangers behind emotional abuse. I think it extends far past just men and can and should include women #MaybeSheDoesntHitYou. Being a domestic violence survivor of emotional, verbal, physical and sexual abuse has shaped me to become who I am today, but it does not define me.
#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou but he tells you that you are fat and your BMI is only 19.
#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou but he controls your joint money and tells you you don’t work hard enough or you are working to hard and need to spend more time with him.
#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou but he engages in domestic violence by proxy with your child.
#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou but he blames you for having an affair and makes you feel responsible for the affair that he was actually caught in.
#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou but he berates you in front of your child because the bed wasn’t made even though he was the last one to get up.
#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou but he tells you that you can’t pursue your dreams and you aren’t good in business.
#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou but he won’t let you see your family members and makes you feel guilty for wanting to and not spending your family time together.
#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou but he makes you feel that those sexual assaults and rapes were your fault because you didn’t give him what he needed.
#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou and #MaybeHeDoesntDeserveYou
#MaybeHeDoesntDeserveYou because you are an amazing person who has been taken to hell and back by him.
#MaybeHeDoesntDeserveYou because you have so much to offer this world and he is so jealous that he is only holding you back.
#MaybeHeDoesntDeserveYou because you are an amazing parent and you want to raise your child in a toxic free environment.
#MaybeHeDoesntDeserveYou because you will be able to find a way out from underneath his grip and your will become that butterfly who flies with grace and finds herself.
#MaybeHeDoesntDeserveYou because he only deserves himself.
#MaybeHeDoesntDeserveYou because your are awesome and he doesn’t deserve to be a part of your life.
#MaybeHeDoesntDeserveYou because you are beautiful inside and out.
Empower yourself and let yourself be heard. Intimate partner violence is no laughing matter and can do years of psychological harm to you and your children. #MaybeHeDoesntDeserveYou.