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Response to Akicita (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 04:19 PM

17. A young lady I was steady with when we were 16-21 ended up marrying a Middle Eastern man.

He sent her to the emergency room on a regular basis. This was over 40 years ago. Here's the really sad part, as if that wasn't bad enough... she'd drive to a hospital 2 hours away lest her husband's reputation suffer. He was an M.D., and she didn't want to out him as an abuser in a city where he'd be well-known.

She was a nice girl... so very sad that she was more concerned with his reputation than she was with her own safety. I offered to kick his ass, since in those days there weren't many resources for abused women, but she declined that, too.

Somehow she made it through. We still keep in touch. The beatings stopped after 10 years of marriage.

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