counting my blessings

i’m sitting here watching women on the maury show shaking and crying because their husbands abuse them, both mentally and physically.

one woman says she’s not allowed to look men in the eye. another says she’s not allowed to use the phone without her husband’s permission. and yet another says her husband picks out all her clothes and she hasn’t worn a skirt in years.

and the men? i think the statement that stood out to me the most was, “women who don’t obey their men deserve to burn in hell.”

excuse me? i’m still reeling from that one. watching shows like this makes me wonder how many women are living like that. it makes me angry to hear men talk like that and treat women like their property and not human beings. and while i sit here and say, “why don’t they just leave! why do they let them treat them like that?” i try to think how i would act in that situation. it would be so hard to leave.

i’m so glad i’m in a relationship where we treat each other as equals. we say “i love you” all the time, and joe tells me every day how sexy i am, not that i need to lose weight like some of the men on this show do. i’m very lucky. i need to remember that more often.

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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