“To Mike from Aggie”

Read this heart warming story of how Mike Holmes rescued these women who recently fled from a violent environment.

“A woman reached out to Mike Holmes directly seeking help for her daughter-in-law whose home repairs began piling up after being faced with a broken marriage and having to raise two children on her own. Now, Mike is using the experience to give valuable advice about sump pump maintenance, explain how to identify asbestos and provide intimate details about his own difficult upbringing.”

Aggie and her daughter-in-law escaped a violent relationship with the children. They had to leave quickly and found the only place available. The house needed repairs but with working six day a week and long hours she didn’t have the energy or will after fighting to escape to do the repairs.

Aggie wrote Mike directly and the episode details Mike Jr. and the crew renovated the kitchen and living room, redesigned the backyard and built a beautiful deck with metal railing and solved several other issues in the process.

Thanks to DIY and Mike Holmes for the photo

#WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft, in which survivors shared their stories of why they remained in abusive relationships and why they eventually got out. Yet misconceptions persist; that abuse is a private matter, that women who stay with abusive partners are simply weak-willed, that women are just as abusive as men. Cosmopolitan.com talked to the experts to clear up some of the most stubborn, and most dangerous, myths about intimate partner violence.

Read the 14 misconceptions about domestic abuse.

“Healing will take time and patience. Assessing what went wrong in your abusive relationship can consume you. Don’t do it. Shit happens. We make mistakes and end up with the wrong person.

Changing locations, getting a new job and moving on works. Not immediately, but it does according to many women who have, unfortunately, been in your shoes.”

You turfed your abuser. Now what? Read this advice.

Battered Woman Syndrome

“Why doesn’t she just leave?” is often spoken about women who stay in an abusive relationship.

Easier said than done. I have helped women exit such conditions and in every case the men were vicious and evil human beings. They knew only one thing and it wasn’t court orders or police presence. Women tried to flee only to be tracked down and assaulted again.”

Read, Canada’s Supreme Court recognizes, “Battered Woman Syndrome.”

About lazeejjs

Jonathan McCormick holds a Black Belt in Combat Martial Arts. He is a U.S Marine (Inactive), trained with famed CIA operative Rex Applegate and Ultimate Fighter Champion Royce Gracie and was the director of the Institute of Defense Tactics. He is a former member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers and worked with members of various law enforcement agencies in the areas of suspect control and officer safety. He has written for law enforcement magazines BlueLine (www.blueline.ca) and Twenty-Four-Seven and has been a guest writer for the Vancouver Province. “Wyoming Secrets”, “30,000 Secrets”, “Santa Barbara Secrets” and The “J” Team Series are inspirational novels which focus on women who feel overwhelmed by the threat of violence in their lives. View the Series
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