Being quiet due to embarrassment, shamed and scared in an abusive relationship. Some people see it differently then the person being abused and what I mean by that is it easier said that done “to get out ” or to leave but it’s not that simple. I know because I use to be this person thinking that keeping my family out of my business would help me. But it only made it worse for me I was always angry thinking that them of all people should have known that I had changed. I stop smiling as much as I use to didn’t come around like I wanted to. Made up lies when they saw a bruise but how could I get mad at them going through what I was going through because they wouldn’t have known because I kept quiet… Please ladies Don’t keep quiet it only causes you more harm than good.