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Angry niece

Dear Queenie,

My uncle cheats, disrespects, manipulates, lies, and abuses his wife. This abusive relationship has been going on for more than 20 years. He’s always whoring around with numerous women and breeding them and doesn’t even pay child support to any of his outside kids.

My uncle’s wife works so hard for her money and doesn’t even see it, due to him spending it on his outside women. Every time she opens her mouth or tries to defend herself, he beats her up. Every time she tries to leave, somehow he finds her and promises her all kind of things and she fool goes straight back to him.

I’m afraid that the next time he beats her up, she won’t come out alive. What hurts me the most is that their grandkids saw how bad she was beaten up by their own grandfather. This kind of situation is very traumatizing for their grandkids.

When their son tries to stop the father from beating the mother up, he attacks his son and because she keeps going back to her abusive husband, no one is willing to help her any more.

I want the situation to change, because no woman should be in this kind of situation. They say love is blind, but to what extent? Because she isn’t leaving and the situation isn’t changing. I want to help her. Something must be done, but I can’t do it alone! 

Queenie, what should I do?—Angry niece

 

Dear Angry niece,

If your uncle is abusing his grandchildren, you can report this fact to the police and/or the Court of Guardianship.

Other than that there is nothing much you can do until your aunt and your cousin are ready to do something for themselves, like leaving her husband for good and/or filing a complaint of abuse with the police, except stand by and let them know you are ready to help when they are ready to accept your help. And pray for them.

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