‘Walk away’: Advice to couples in abusive relationships

‘Walk away,’ is the advice from Vice President of the Saint Lucia Crisis Centre, Stephen Lambert, to couples in abusive relationships who have failed to resolve their problems.

Lambert spoke in an interview with the Times following Sunday’s stabbing death of 39 year old Cletus Edward of Goodlands, allegedly by his girlfriend.

According to reports, the couple had three children.

“It’s a good thing if people can make up and end up living a happy married life or whatever union they have, but if it is a situation that  after you have maybe seen a counsellor or somebody you realise that it is just not going to get better, the best thing to do would be to walk away,” the Crisis Centre Vice President  said.

According to the Stephen Lambert, to walk away is a better option than ending someone’s life.

Lambert said in the case of a homicide, families on both sides end up grieving.

“Most times there are children involved and this is always a problematic area because the children are the ones who suffer the most,”  he explained.

6 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    April 10, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Walk away and stay away! No body move, no body get hurt!

  2. Anonymous
    April 10, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    I agree….Walk away and stay away! No body move, no body get hurt!

  3. Anonymous
    April 10, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    The advice is only an advice will they listen stiffer penalties hv to be put in place advices have a way of falling on death ears

  4. Run
    April 10, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    As my mum said…we joked…but seriously. … “walk away so fast it should look like you’re on roller skates” best way…once is enough to make the decision to save yourself. So sad and sorry. …

  5. Anonymous
    April 10, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Some of them dont want to walk away from, land ……house….car…..bank account…..in most cases..this is it..

  6. Amie dodo
    April 12, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Its easier said than done ,but the moment u take an object know is blood shed,so now its blood land and not good lands,

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