After five-month separation battered wife says could reconcile if he ‘treat me better’

The first column on January 29, featured the experience of a battered woman’s struggle in dealing with a system that is not friendly towards women like her and dealing with her husband whose only intent is for her to return to their matrimonial home. She had left her husband following physical abuse and he had approached the Probation and Welfare Office, but after the officer who summoned her learned that abuse was involved, she was advised to make a formal report.

A member of the reading public has enquired about Mavis (not her real name) with whom I have remained in constant contact; it has been over five months since she left the home.

Below is a recent conversation we had:

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