No More Excuses

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Society has provided abusers with many excuses that they try to take advantage of to dismiss or justify their actions. I hear these all the time, and I cringe when I do.

There is no excuse for abuse.

Here are some “reasons” I suspect you will recognize:

  • He was inebriated from drugs or alcohol
    • you choose to drink. You choose to abuse. If you get violent when drunk, don’t drink. It’s a choice.
  • He was abused as a child
    • many people are abused as children and go on to make better choices
  • He “corrects” because he cares about me
    • violence is not caring or loving actions
    • you are an adult, not a child to be corrected
  • He has a mental illness
    • If he knows he has a mental illness, he has a responsibility to seek treatment
  • He didn’t mean it
    • yes, he did
  • He was upset about work
    • and how is that your fault?

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