Friday, August 30, 2013
Great comments on the Shellie Zimmerman thread.
With a few exceptions, seems like a consensus has been reached that Shellie is an abused wife who has not been emotionally, and perhaps financially, supported by her husband and his family. Their absence at her plea and sentencing certainly indicates a lack of emotional support. That absence speaks volumes about who and what they are, particularly since she obviously committed the lie to benefit him.
Some believe she is every bit as much a grifter as he is and her apparent abandonment by him and his family is just another scam the two of them are running with a possible tell-all book/movie project in the works.
Some of you caught her in the lie about her nursing education. The lie would be apparent to anyone with a background in nursing. That is, her absence of clinical experience would negate her claim because one cannot get to where she claims to be with only on-line classes. She appears not to even realize that her lie would be instantly discovered.
That lack of awareness on her part indicates that she was never serious about becoming a nurse.
If she was never serious about becoming a nurse, what is she serious about?
If, as I suspect, the answer is George Zimmerman, she has a lot of growing to do before she breaks free from his grasp.
I noticed in the comments that several of you have been involved in abusive relationships and successfully disengaged from them.
Assuming Shellie is involved in an abusive relationship and is seeking to break free, what do you believe she should do?
I realize that this is a complicated subject that I know little about and I do not want to pry or open old wounds, so no one should feel like they have to participate.
Let’s simplify and take Shellie out of the discussion, since we do not know for certain what her situation is.
The question for discussion: What should someone in an abusive relationship do to get out of it?
I’m going to create an open thread for those who want to discuss or comment on other matters.
One possible subject was just raised by Secretary of State, John Kerry, who asked the American public to review newly unclassified documents about the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons to kill and subdue its own people. What should our government do about it, he asks.