In Reply to: Re: Responsiblity & decisions to stay in posted by Charlie on February 17, 2004 at 20:33:40:
Charlie, If you are looking for a defense of my parent's choice to remain in TF it will not be forthcoming. I think they have been in error for many many years. If you sent money anytime after 1992, if for sure did not go to feed and clothe me. No offense taken. I am not in a position to judge your sanity on the question of donating to my parents. The main difference I see between Berg and an abusive husband is that usually an abusive husband is in direct contact with his victim. (not sending letters from hiding thousands of miles away)The abusive husband often has economic leverage over his wife. He is close enough to hit her if she does not do what he wants. He can verbaly brow beat her until she breaks. She also often has children with him. In the vast majority of cases, Berg met none of these criteria. I think it is rather simplistic to compare the battered wife to the FGA who remained in TF.