Help Stop Military Family Violence

by Pathways to Safety International
Help Stop Military Family Violence

For an abused American man in the military overseas, reaching our for help can be one of the hardest things he has to do.

Dan is no exception. He loves his wife and has tried his best to help her with her addiction issues. His biggest concern was for his son Liam. His wife would become verbally abusive and neglect Liam, One day she left the house and left Liam alone.

That was the final straw for Dan. He reached out via email to Pathways for help. One of our advocates worked with Dan and connected him to the resources necessary for him to keep Liam safe. Dan hopes his wife will get the help she needs but right now, his priority is raising Liam in a safe home.

We truly appeciate your donations that help keep Military victims of abuse abroad.

The Pathway's Team

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Lacey has been suffering from verbal and emotional abuse from her husband in the military for years. She has enjoyed living in England and has done her best to keep her marriage together but she just couldn't take his verbal tirades anymore.

Lacey finally gave her husband an ultimatum. Either he gets anger management counseling or she was leaving. For the first time he hit her, telling her she will never leave him.

When Lacey called Pathways' she was looking for guidance on what her options were as a civilian accompanying spouse of an American military member abroad. We gave her the information she needed to help her decide what the best course of action would be for herself.

Lacey is back in the USA and is very grateful to donors like you who enable Pathways to provide critical services every day. A big Thank you from Lacey and from Pathways!

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Anna was so excited to move to Italy to accompany her military husband. She had always wanted to travel and live abroad. She knew her husband could be moody but he was never abusive.

Once they arrived in Italy his behavior slowly started to change. He began questioning where she had been and who she was with. No matter how much Anna accounted for her time taking Italian language lessons, having coffee with other civilian military wives or volunteering, he would get angry and agitated.

After several incidents where he screamed and threw things at her this year, Anna reached her limits. She called our hotline and worked with one of our case managers for over a month.

Anna told her husband that either he needed to get help or she was leaving back home. He agreed to get help. We are still working with Anna as she and her husband move through this process.

Thank you for helping us help victims of family violence in the military!

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Darby has been trying to make her marriage work for years. As a military spouse she didn't want to see her husband lose his job. But the violence just kept getting worse and worse.

She called us from Bahrain asking us what her options are. We worked with Darby over the course of a couple of months. She asked her husband to go to counseling but he refused.

Darby felt she had no option but to flee Bahrain and go back to the USA. Darby is home now and grateful for your support. Here is part of an email she sent.

"I wished things were different. I still care for my husband very much. I hope one day he gets the help he needs."

Thank you for helping Darby!

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When Troy called us he said he felt embarrased to be calling for help as an abused man in the military. His wife, also a military member, had been verbally abusive for years. He tried to continue to make things work for the sake of their daughter.

Troy didn't know what to do. His wife was now insulting and calling their daughter names. Recently, when his wife became angry she would throw things at thim. She also drank excessively several nights per week which made things worse.

One of our case managers worked with Troy for several months exploring his options. Troy finally told his wife that she either had to agree to anger management counseling and addiction recovery or he would file for divorce and custody of their daughter.

His wife agreed. We don't know yet what the outcome will be for Troy, but because of donors like you, Troy understands what he needs to do to keep himself and his daugher safe.

Thank you for helping stop violence in military families!

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