If you forgot the people in your life?
Would you try to remember or would you walk away and live a new life?
How hard would you fight to bring your memory and life back? What would you miss? Really, if you don't remember - do you miss anything?
I have a feeling that if you don't know what you're missing you don't miss it.
It's like people who are abusive to their spouses and children - when the spouse and kids leave, move on with their lives, what's left?
An angry asshole who has no clue. Do people like that miss the relationships with their kids? I doubt it. They never had a relationship to miss. They never saw the awesome or felt the joy that comes from being a parent or partner. So the anger and the nastiness that oozes from those people isn't because they miss their family, it's because they can no longer control their family.
Tis the season to beat the fuck out your spouse and kids - Christmas time causes a spike in family violence every single year.
I don't get it.
It's not like you didn't know Christmas was coming... it happens every year.
Less alcohol and more earlier planning and intervention are required.
But that won't stop it.
If you are a victim of family violence or a perpetrator of family violence - there is help out there.
If you know someone who abuses, belittles, bullies, beats their family - do not condone this behavior by doing nothing. It's not okay.
Step in. Man up. Stop the cycle.
If you can't do it alone take the police... truly they don't mind. You are not being a bother. Just call. They would sooner be involved early than too late.
Here are some numbers use them, get help, and LIVE!:
New Zealand Police on family violence
Are you Ok?
WINZ family violence intervention program.
National coalition against domestic violence
Stop family violence. - hotlines
If it is an emergency dial your local emergency police number.