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Letter to the Editor: Abuse survivors are inspirational

To the editor:

Every October I read with interest the coverage by this paper of local events — sponsored by Someplace Safe — to note Domestic Violence Awareness month. Of special interest are the articles about those who have managed to escape abusive situations and moved on with their lives.

I hope these stories inspire people who are in bad relationships to get out — something that is not easy to do, given the outdated attitudes of "some people" toward domestic violence. I offer a toast to survivors as well as the Echo Press for printing their stories. Cheers!

To those who may need help, it is a phone call away to agencies such as Someplace Safe, 1-800-974-3359.

For more information on this subject, there are tons of resources online.

Carlene Dean

Osakis, MN

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