An Escape

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

She was ready for him today. She now knew what it is exactly that triggered his anger. He wants everything to go his way. When it doesn’t or if someone objects, he becomes aggressive. When she tells this to her parents and her sister, they refuse to believe her. In front of them and to the rest of the world he was a perfect person. A wonderful husband, a doting father, a respectful son in law, an understanding brother in law, these were terms that she heard from them each time she tried to hint something about his anger. She is exaggerating, they said. They tell her to adjust and to try and not irritate him.

She knew if she kept answering back to him, his anger would heighten. This was the last chance she had to let the demon out in front of her family before he went on his office tour to Europe. He did not know that the family was visiting that day. He came home as usual from work to find the home in a bit of a mess. That was enough to get him started. She had told her family to wait in her baby boy’s bedroom and not come out until she comes to get them.

The fight entered it obvious stage of rage in no time and he lashed out at her. At this instant the family rushed in to rescue her. Now they knew the truth behind that innocent face. He was a good provider and her son would be looked after well if she stayed on in this relationship. But they knew she would be able to give her son a good life by herself too. Even with the limited resources she has , she will survive on her own with a bit of support from them.

Written for Three Word Wednesday.

Use these three words in the post :

Aggressive, adjective: ready or likely to attack or confront; characterized by or resulting from aggression; pursuing one’s aims and interests forcefully, sometimes unduly so.
Heighten, verb: make (something) higher; make or become more intense.
Limited, adjective: Restricted in size, amount, or extent; few, small, or short; (of a monarchy or government) exercised under limitations of power prescribed by a constitution; (of a person) not great in ability or talents; (of a train or other vehicle of public transportation) making few intermediate stops; express.


NaBloPoMo November 2013

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12 thoughts on “An Escape

  1. Beautifully portrayed an under-reported crime of our society. How nice it would be have been if most of the families had supported the woman like it is shown here.


    • Yes, that would be a start. Most women are afraid of being all alone in this fight. Sometimes all they need is the moral support. She can’t fight her husband and the society when she is fighting with her family as well!


  2. oh! how sad!! Beautiful take on the prompt Jyothi!
    It’s so sad that we need to furnish “proof” of our tormentors and abusers.. :-/

    Although – here, I’m glad she stood strong and walked out with family support.


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