First, I agree that you need to talk to your mom. There's a STRONG chance your mom gave you that money because it's her way of reaching out for help!!! If she didn't want help she would have just kept it herself and given it to him. The fact that she didn't already tell him she has it for him indicates her indecision. Maybe deep down she wants him to go to jail, but would feel bad as a person if she allowed him to go to jail. Talk to her!
Originally Posted by PhunkyMunky
Battered women, for reasons only God knows, tend to go through this crap of how it's all their own fault and blah blah blah. Everyone else knows it's bullshit, but, anyhow...
Secondly, Sorry don't mean to start a bash here, but I take GREAT offense to this statement! Unless you've BEEN a woman, been IN this situation, and dealt with men who are abusers you can't possibly know what it's like to be a woman on the receiving end of abuse. Some women truly feel there is NO WAY OUT, especially with people thinking the way you do, in fact, people thinking the way you do is a GREAT factor in why women don't just leave sooner. They feel no one cares. And yes, some actually DO feel like they've done something to deserve what's happening to them because believing that any man would beat a woman just to make themselves feel good is a hard concept to believe.
Ok, done with rant. Hit a nerve. Sorry.