Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Quote of the Day: “This Day Will Change My Life”

In case some of you missed this comment from the LW of this morning’s column, “He Beat Me Up, But I Still Agreed to Marry Him,” I’m re-posting it here:

Had an appointment with a Women’s Shelter. We are putting together a plan. […] All of your advise, support and encouragement has pushed me to do something about this. Thank you all again so much for all your care. Honestly, this day will change my life/future now and it’s all thanks to all the kind people who replied.

Hopefully the LW will continue to get the help she needs and will remove herself from her dangerous situation, and with any luck, she isn’t the only person who will benefit from all the words of support and encouragement from all of us. Good job, everyone. And to the LW: please keep us posted on how you’re doing. I know you’ll be in many of our thoughts.

11 comments… add one
  • Yozi July 6, 2011, 2:18 pm

    You will be in our thoughts LW!

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  • mcj2011 July 6, 2011, 2:26 pm

    Stay strong and good luck to you LW!

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  • Elizabeth July 6, 2011, 2:28 pm

    It’s like the commercials say: “because you’re worth it!”

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  • SGMcG July 6, 2011, 2:33 pm

    Good for LW for taking that first scary step! I’m sure the shelter she’s going to will provide the information she needs to MOA for good. You can do it LW!

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  • kerrycontrary July 6, 2011, 2:43 pm

    I’m so glad the LW did something. and Wendy, you’re website changed someone’s life in a tangible way today!

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  • Amybelle July 6, 2011, 2:49 pm

    I am so so happy to see this! As a survivor of an abusive relationship, I know how hard it can be to take that first step, but it’s a step toward a better, happier life.

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  • Desiree July 6, 2011, 2:55 pm

    Wendy, the impact you are making in people’s lives with this site is fantastic. : ) Likewise to all the amazing commenters who share their personal stories!

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  • BecBoo84 July 6, 2011, 4:40 pm


    Today, you are an inspiration to all of DW’s loyal readers. Please keep us posted.

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  • applescruff July 6, 2011, 6:54 pm

    Wendy, you’ve built a wonderful community here. LW, all the best. I’ll be thinking of you.

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  • kali July 7, 2011, 12:55 pm


    Good luck, LW, and stay strong. You are worth so much more than this man gave you credit for. Hold you head high and know that we all have confidence in your ability to create a wonderful life for yourself, full of love and support.

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  • bittergaymark July 8, 2011, 9:37 pm

    EXCELLANT. Hope she sticks to it. All to often, victims don’t.

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