‘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.