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I was looking at another man – that’s why he hit me

 

Most new relationships start with a little romance – you know how it is – you love being together, you can’t wait to see him again.

As time passes, you grow more comfortable with each other and you realise that you can’t be together every hour of every day.  You also realise that you don’t want to be – it’s not good for either of you.

Each person needs a life of her own – her own things she enjoys, her own friends, her own space.  And that includes having friends that are female and male.  And there is nothing wrong with that.

As an adult, you have every right to choose who you spend your time with it.

As an adult, you will have friends and neighbours, colleagues and acquaintances, and you have every right to spend time with any of them.  As you decide.

It is never alright to hit another person.  It is never alright to believe that by ‘looking’ at another man, you somehow deserved to be hit. 

This is possession, this is control.  This is not respect. This is not love.  This is not ok.

 


If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse or is affected by any of the issues mentioned above phone COPE Galway Domestic Abuse Service at 091 565 985 (24 hours)

 

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