About the fear:
"With one foot pressed against the door to make sure it would withstand. I pressed the green telephone symbol several times and listened to the signals. Sometimes someone managed to reply before I hung up. Silently I whispered a prayer for help. But I never dared to continue. I am not sure which fear was the greatest; the fear of him killing me or the fear of what would happen when the police would arrive. "
The invisible violence:
"I did not understand until much later that I was the victim of psychological abuse. I had always associated abuse with punches and bruises, but now I know that the bruises caused in the soul from all the mean words is much harder to heal."
A child’s experience:
"I don't remember why they were fighting or exactly what happened, but I do remember that I saw my father punch my mothers head against the door post in our kitchen and after that putting his hands around her neck as to strangle her. My little brother and I were witnessing this and we screamed out of despair. I remember that I thought my mother was going to die."
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