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INFORMATION EVERY PROFESSION SHOULD HAVE!,
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This review is from: Freedom's Flowers: The Effects of Domestic Abuse on Children. (Paperback)
I feel so sad reading the negative post on Amazon :-( x I am reading Freedom Flowers and I must say it is provoking tough memories for me, as Vinnie said it is making my stomach churn; but this is a good thing! Please god, let all professionals read and believe the reality of what's written! The Judges and Cafcass Officers, the barristers, solicitors and other misinformed people we would hope to be able to turn to for help, are the very people who make us stay in abusive relationships, and/or make our children stay in abusive relationships. They are the police or the disapproving family members who dismiss our stories and our cries for help with attitudes like: An Englishman's home is his castle and what goes on behind closed doors is nobodies business... "oh it's just a domestic!, Did she burn the dinner mate?" They are the ones who make us stay because that's the only way we can protect our children, because we are thwarted in our efforts to do so after we've left. The main thing that made me stay; knowing that he would get unfettered access to my children, so that he could continue to abuse them and through them, me.
I will post this as my review Pat x