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So Sad................ Do what you can and then if necessary, leave knowing you were a good friend and willing to go that extra mile if they were willing.

Being an Ob/Gyn I usually see the opposite side of this situation, but it runs about 80% Men abusers to 20% Women abusers. Genetics, imprinting, hormonal?????.............. we still don't know.

The last one that comes to mind was a pregnant gal we took care of about 7 years ago. Kept coming in with a black eye, a broken pinky finger, even a chipped tooth. Kept going back for more. Well not really going back, just couldn't break free for whatever reasons. We spent literally hours with her trying to get her to "run away" to a new city, to relatives in another state........ anything to "start fresh". Didn't happen.

She delivered and was dead a few months later. The guy was ultimately arrested, but never really knew how that all panned out. I moved to a new city and don't know how it all ended.............. except a pretty smiling gal was dead and it could have all been avoided.

I often deal with suicide situations and know one immutable truth.....

(all great thoughts and fabulous "thumbs up" to tenworlds)

If someone really wants to end things...............

If they don't see any way out.................

If they are so fearful they simply cannot cut and run........

Then bad things will happen and there is little we as best friends, loved ones or even companions can do about it. All we can do is be there for them if that glimmer of hope...... or that small possiblity of a different future sneaks through the overwhelming cloud of darkness that engulfs them.... and we can be that comforting and reasurring teamate to blaze a new path of how to life their lives........

Proud of you for posting and for sticking your neck out there.

Please be careful even as you are bold.....................

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