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Veda Simpson.

Where have I gone wrong? I’ve tried to be your Superwoman and I have tried to be your Superman. I get up and fix your breakfast, your coffee, nice and hot. I clean the house, wash your clothes, take care of your children, fix your dinner, and run your bath water. On the other hand, I get up early and go to work to pay the bills, feed the family, and make sure the children have all they need for school. I fix what’s broken in the house, I cut the grass, and I walk the dog. So, why am I treated like I am? Beaten, abused, misused. All I have to show at the end of the day are bruises, mental as well as physical.  

Nowadays, domestic violence is not spoken about like it should be. It is a very serious crime that should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Domestic violence not only pertains to adult relationships, but also to children. You can report domestic violence and get a protection order at the Domestic Violence Intake Center, located at 500 Indiana Ave N.W. on the 4th floor. There is a satellite office located in room 311 of the United Medical Center (formerly Greater Southeast Community Hospital) 1328 Southern Avenue, S.E.