FYI, I personally know that it isn't just men that abuse, I know enuff women abusers that I'm feeling guilty even relaying her message below. Nonetheless, those that truly know me, know I'm not a sexist, and I also know that the open letter below could and should be for all abusers regardless of sex, age, race, or any of the other stuff abusers hide behind...
The email began; Louise, Its Lisa I wrote this tonight , please post on your blog, Thank you.
(To men that abuse)
Do you know that when you hurt me you were pushing me further away from you ...
Do you know you could of killed me our children would of attended my funeral
Do you know that you were never really bigger than me like you thought you were
Do you know you were never a real man at all
Do you know your children were watching you
Do you know you had no right to lay your hands on me
Do you know you are a poor example for our children
Do you know wounds heal I can still walk
Do you know I wont let you destroy me
Do you know I am free now
Do you know I am now on a journey in safety
Do you know I did not deserve to be sad
Do you know I am happy now why ? because I left you !