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July 25, 2016

‘We get to say goodbye to a box’

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  • sverige1 posted at 7:25 am on Thu, Apr 3, 2014.

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    An example of a very bad thing that happens to a good person. Sometimes folks don't express that something's terribly wrong in their relationship because they feel they're "grownup" enough to handle it. That's why it's important if,even once, someone tells you his/her partner has come to blows and/or has exhibited extremely violent behavior (i.e destruction of expensive property, or of something he/she broke that can injure self or others as a potential weapon). That's the time to get out of the relationship - when threats and/or one or more acts of violence occur. Friends and family should not relent in telling the abused to "get out". No exceptions. and it's good to tell the abused victim that it's better to be alone than with bad company - that's a quote from many languages, and is sage advice.

  • Jbgood posted at 10:54 am on Thu, Apr 3, 2014.

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    This is a primary example of what I have been harping on recently on this forum! What could cause a man to beat a beautiful human being to death with a hammer? What would cause an incident like this to take place at all?
    “I never thought (Fernandez) was capable of something like this,” he said. “If I had known, I would have been there for her. I want justice for my daughter.”
    These were words coming from the victim's father. Sometimes, getting in a relationship can be like falling into a pool of "QUICKSAND"....easy to get in but HELL to get out of!
    I've had to deal with those types in Houston personally! That, "If I can't have you nobody else will either" type relationships! These type relationships are volatile and deadly,..and they are out there! They are like a CASTRO AMBUSH,...the Viet Cong always loved to deploy in Vietnam! Easy to walk into, but one you WOULD NEVER GET OUT OF ALIVE. We were taught the best way to get out of one was to NEVER GET IN ONE!
    Parents and love ones should be vigilant and sober concerning relationships of their family members. Always anticipate the unexpected,..like sverige1 stated below,...look for the signs,...and trends,..for they will be there for those who really are looking.
    Here we had a five second decision, made in the soul/flesh of an individual, urging him to take the life of a beautiful young lady in a most horrific manner,...and in all probability will cost him his life too,...if not forty to fifty years without parole in State prison!
    To the family of this victim, I convey my sympathy and condolences. What a beautiful family.
    Joshua 1:9
    "Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."
    Psalms 30:5
    "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
    Though a young life full of potential,..fun,...good deeds, and love has been cut short and deferred,.....you will see her again. Hold on to your faith and confidence, cast it not away, for it has great recompense of reward! God bless this family.

  • sverige1 posted at 11:38 am on Thu, Apr 3, 2014.

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    I agree, JBG. And, there are evident "early signs" that a new relationship is doomed to failure, or worse. First, if the partner is expression suspicion and questioning your received phone calls (or texts), then that's sign #1 to get out. Along with this goes on and on questioning about why you're working late (are you really)? The icing on the cake that ought to tell a person that his/her mate is a potential powderkeg is when mate is jealous of your good relationship with your family. Mate not only doesn't want to be with you and family, but discourages your attendance to your family's functions.

    That's not to say that we should expect for in-laws to all live in perpetual harmony. If your mate truly doesn't like or get along with your family, then at least he/she should allow YOU to go visit your family without questioning or "the third degree". Believe you me, these things are important signs that a bad relationship is not only worth the trouble, but can also escalate to more complications and danger.