Jan 25, 2021
With Susie Feldman, domestic violence survivor
The pandemic has left many of us feeling trapped in our homes. But even worse than the feeling of being socially isolated, there are people right now trapped at home in an abusive relationship. The fear and anxiety of being physically and/or emotionally threatened by someone you love are unimaginable. Our guest today, Susie Feldman, helps answer some very important questions such as, “How can we help someone else if we suspect abuse? What are the signs? Where can a victim of abuse turn for help?” and more. The Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, Susie is also a survivor of domestic violence. Despite her successful career and what appeared to be a “perfect marriage,” Susie endured years of mental, emotional, and physical abuse. She courageously shares her story and strength, as well as resources for how to escape an abusive relationship.
What You’ll Hear on This Episode:
Today’s Takeaway: We like to think of our homes as our safe place, but what if someone we know is in an abusive relationship right now? During the pandemic, families are spending more time together in close quarters and reports of domestic violence are increasing. Victims often stay silent; afraid to confide in even friends or family. That silence takes a toll. Maintaining our emotional health is just as important as maintaining our physical health. During the pandemic, finding a safe haven could be more difficult, but with the resources Susie has provided, you can make a plan. Knowledge is power. Every single day is a gift, and we should all feel safe and loved in our own homes. I’m Florine Mark and that’s “Today’s Takeaway.”
Brought to You By:
Mentioned in This Episode:
Domestic Abuse Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE