MEN SUFFERING FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE


Many men are in verbal and even physical domestic relationships all around the Country. Most of these men are ex-felons and really have no where to live; however, some of them are working class men who moved in with their spouses or mates. I've spoken to many of these men through a program I volunteered with on Chicago's West Side.

These men were in tears as they told me stories of being put out the house in the dead of winter. Most of these men aren't on their spouses or mates lease thus whenever an argument would break out they would be told to leave and the police was called. It's sad, most of these guys were stand up guys they just needed a program to assist them as they transitioned from place to place.

"Are you a victim, 
are you ashamed or 
afraid to ask for help?!"

The women would allow them to live at their houses for sex and other conveniences and then would put them out a few days later. One guy told me he noticed a pattern. He said "Jim, whenever my wife uses up my pay check she then starts an argument in order to put me out the house". He said this happened almost every time after payday.

Another guy told me he overheard his wife talking about him like a dog to her girlfriends. She talked about how he didn't work, yet he gave her $3000 of his tax refund. The brother was in tears when he told me this. I couldn't help but cry as well...he said "Jim, I told my wife 'baby, I may be in love but I'm not stupid'". The whole conversation is something I will never forget!

A lot of these men you see walking around at (work, at church, in your neighborhoods) are technically homeless, they are broken and abused men. Please keep them in your prayers.