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Help Friends

Hello. This is Taryn with Friends, we all have them. We depend on them. They depend on us. They are there with us in good times and in bad. That is why I wanted to talk to you about friends, in regards to Domestic Violence and Domestic Abuse.

As a friend, you are closest to someone. Out of the 7.7 billion people on Earth, you are going to know your friend more than 99.99999 percent of the population. Therefore, you will know or at least see any signs of Domestic violence or domestic abuse.

This is when you must not close your eyes to that domestic abuse, or when you suspect domestic abuse, but help your friend fix it as my friends have helped support me in the devastation I witnessed at the hands of my father, Mike Rinder.

Having myself, seen my father, Mike Rinder, violently and brutally attack my mother, it is very clear to me how shattering domestic violence can be, for the whole family. That’s why I want to help others avoid the same pain.

My father, Mike Rinder’s abuse on my mother was so vivid, it has acted as a scar that never fully heals.

Watching the gouged flesh on my mother’s arm, pouring with blood. Seeing the agony in her eyes. Hearing the moans as a result of her cracked shoulder. All that makes it far too difficult to forget.

Thanks to my friends and their support, I have been strong enough to stand up and to help my mom and to work to heal the lasting wounds.

From someone who has experienced the effects of domestic abuse with my mother, I can tell you how vital it is to look out for domestic abuse your friends may have experienced.

Anyone who goes through the kind of domestic abuse, my father, Mike Rinder, viciously inflicted on my mother, resulting in bodily harm, irreparable physical damage and requiring surgery—such a victim deserves help and support.

See your friends and find out how they are doing and succor them when they need it, even if they have too much pride to ask. It’s just a fact that women have good instincts about such things. So trust your instincts.

Be there. Offer help. Stand up for them.

Together we will rid this world of domestic abuse.

Thank you.

This is Taryn with Justice4mom.

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