Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 1999
Way to go Dr. Irene.
I have spent the last month
trying to show attorneys, doctors, judges, counselors, family, and
even extremely intelligent "humans" how serious abuse is.
ANY form of abuse. We will not conquer this overnight, but if we
all stand together, and give what we can to one another, we can make a
difference. If we all have this common bond between us, how
"crazy" can we be? We WILL make a difference. Way to
I don't know what
you are going through, but it sounds awful. I am familiar with
the craziness in the legal system, their lack of understanding of
emotional abuse (hey, no broken bones, right?), and the ways in
which some attorneys can make the "good" guy look
"bad." How can even the most balanced judge make a fair
ruling if the small slice of life presented is slanted? How can this
individual make a fair ruling there is little or no awareness of the
phenomenon? I'm sure you've read Delaney, my
on-line case history.
If I can help educate the system, I will.
Good luck, Dr.
Ps. Take a look
at what an attorney wrote about this: The
legal system may not be all that ignorant after all; just between a
rock and a hard place.
Marie's experience with dealing
with the legal system in emotional abuse cases is
If the therapeutic community is
not fully aware of emotional and verbal abuse issues, how can we expect
our lawmakers to be?
I am willing to create a section
dealing with such if you are willing to send me your experiences. Please
offer a balanced account. The idea is education, not revenge. OK?