Before i forget i really want to blog about something shared with me by an old friend as i bumped into her last friday.
Didnt expect to bump into her for she is always travelling overseas because her nature of business in high fashion required her to travel extensively,at a glance, not too sure if it was her, anyway i just called out " Sabrina, Sabrina" trying my luck if it was really her. She looked around and said hi. (she didnt know me by the name Eugene, didnt use that name when i was younger lah)
We were standing by the roadside chit-chatting away, and as usual the topics for married couples always revolve what else but family, marriage and children. Cheekily, i commented that she had put on weight, suprisingly she agreed and she told me that she was on some medication for hormone imbalance problem, i asked her why, she frankly began by telling me that she had just got divorced with her husband of 18 years.
I was so shocked as i always thought that she had a good life, a handsome husband, a good Mercedes to go around and always well groomed from top to toe. Concerned as an old friend, i asked her how did it happen, she told me that she had been a victim of domestic violence started the first time the third year into her marriage life.
Initially, she stayed on because the children were still small, and the husband would always feel remorseful after his violent acts inflicted upon my friend and the worst is even her own family could not believe that she was the victim and she felt so helpless.
I guess for so many years, she had suffered in silence where no one from the outside can even sense the ordeal she went through. I am happy for her now that she had finally stood up and broken the shackle.
After about 20 minutes standing by the roadside, she said she had to go and i wished her all the best and applauded her courage to be a real WOMAN.
After saying bye bye to her, i was thinking how many women out there are like the ex Sabrina suffering in silence, letting their man abuse them and with no courage to stand up. I must really say, it is really really sad for that thing to happen to a defendless woman.
P/S : Leave him quick, the first time he lays his hands on you..