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"See, I was right, wasn't I?" Joe shouted at has wife.  I told you if you took that job it would be nothing but trouble; now you get home late and my supper isn't even ready on time."
 
" B-b-but I need to get out around people," Eileen stammered, tears welling up at the corners of her eyes.  "It gets lonely here, and we sure could use a little extra money."
 
"You get this straight, you don't need nobody but me;  I take care of you, right?" Joe said, his face inches from hers and his hand raised menacingly.
 
"Right," Eileen mumbled quietly, but inside her heart was screaming "no".

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I'm joining Ivy at "Uncharted" for Six Sentence Stories 
where the cue this week is "RIGHT"

22 comments:

  1. If you have to lie to him or her, get out. Excellent story, and sad.

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  2. Unfortunately, this is true in too many cases....

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    1. Yes it is, most of us know someone like this, or have been in a similar situation.

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  3. oh... I know that feeling all too well!

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  4. OUT! GET OUT! NOW WHILE YOU STILL CAN!!!!! RUN!!!!!

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    1. Absolutely, loud and clear! DANGER, DANGER!!

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    1. Yes it is, no one deserves to be treated like that, and no one should allow themselves to be, but it isn't always that simple, or that easy to remedy.

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  6. The right thing for Eileen to do is leave. But this story speaks to being trapped and agreeing (saying right) because of fear. A truth to so many women. I wish she'd given him a right hook (figuratively, of course). Your stories always provoke depth and emotion and I always know I'm going to feel something when I read your posts.

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    1. You understand it clearly, Val. Knowing what to do, and being able to do it isn't always the same thing, there is so much more involved... opportunity, ability, finances, and emotional factors to name just a few. Fear is huge, so is the power of intimidation. I hope she found the courage to leave before she lost herself entirely. I nearly did.

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  7. ayiiee quickly engaging, real (whether experienced or not) and impactful. nice

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    1. Very real, for far too many women (and a few men I've known too who found themselves in similar abusive situations). I want us to be angry and I want us to encourage her to escape. We can do that for people we care about, reach out and help them find a way!

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    1. Heartbreaking, we see the dynamics of what's going on here, and it isn't right at all.

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  9. This little tale plays out in many homes. This never ends well, if allowed to continue. One can only hope that someone or something will change things in a positive way. And, the sooner, the better.

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    1. You are so right Annie, it does, and sometimes outsiders aren't even aware of it. People can hide their personal hells so well, as we know. I hope that things changed for her too, that she found her way out, because I do not hold out great hope in him changing.

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  10. She needs to get OUT now! People like him do not change, and her life will be miserable...what little life she has! Everyone needs friends, and family if there are some. Wonderful story depicting the plight of many women these days.

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    1. I agree with you Jessie, this isn't going to get better, it's going to get worse. Isolation... intimidation... denigration. - we know they are warning signs... serious ones!

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  11. The need to have a subservient wife really is repugnant to most of us. Sadly we have dragged old traditions of long ago past kicking and screaming into the present. Hopefully it will disappear one day.

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    1. It will disappear as men realize this isn't the kind of relationship they want to have, and as women realize they are not going to tolerate being put in that position. Maybe someday?

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