You fear your neighbour is being beaten or abused. What can you do?
Befriend her. Support her. Do not confront her on the violence......
she will confide IF and WHEN she is ready.
Only she knows her perpetrator.
Only she knows the extent of the danger involved.
It is a well known fact that ‘leaving’ is one of the most dangerous times for a victim of Domestic Violence because if a perpetrator has that much control over his partner, he will not relinquish it easily.
Never underestimate the extent of the danger.
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