Battered Press Syndrome his Horrible.
They’re Victims of an Abuser they Love, an Evil they hold close.
They feel Trapped in the very relationship that is doing them irreparable harm.
In despair they look around for safety…
They don’t know where to turn and live in fear of retribution should they do anything to get away.
We watch this day in and day out from the outside, helpless…
We try to understand when they cry on our shoulder after yet another horrific episode. We listen through the sobs as they recount the stories of abuse while also proclaiming their love of the very Demon responsible. We attempt to grasp why they refuse to leave the side of the one who clearly hates them so much.
We encounter the One responsible every day, and we hold our tongue in fear of the harm that could come to our friend… and possibly us.
We want to let The Press know that we are all in this together. We want them to know that we Care.
But down deep, even though they are being abused, the abuse they have dealt us in the past secretly keeps us from being able to say it truthfully.
Sadly, these relationships often end tragically… violently… with a path of destruction and innocent victims strewn as far as the eye can see.
They are on their own.
They know it.
They will stay with Him… because they Love too Much.