Posted: 04/04/2016 at 19:40
I haven't listened to the Archers for a while now. My friend has been filling me in and she tells they have built this story line up over a quite a long time. Which of course is what happens in reality.
In the early stages of abuse, it's a common tactic to seperate the victim from any support they may have whilst the perp maintains the outwood face of charm. So often victims don't have any help and often haven't told anyone because of the shame and the fear of being disbelieved. The fear of losing their children too. Ultimatley it's about power and control.
I applaud the archers for taking on this story line too. Domestic abuse/violence still goes on a lot in the UK. I'd go as far as to say that most women would have had an abusive relationship at some point in their lives or know someone who has.
Doesn't just affect straight women either. Thanks for this post and link and I hope Refuge get to the £100k and it raises more awareness and discussion