Nollywood actress, Victoria Inyama in a new post on Instagram had advised people on how to leave toxic and violent marriage.
The actress who in a recent interview talked about the inhumane and terrible treatment her ex husband subjected her too admitted it was hard to leave and based on her experience shared some tips.
“Leaving a Toxic marriage/relationship is Hard; I personally couldn’t leave cause l had lost myself in the marriage beguiled by religion & culture Leaving is not automatic, here are some tips based on my life experiences;
“ Find a reliable friend to confide in ( don’t be like me, l was confiding in one of his sides.
“ Get specialist support, you can pop into a local charity ‘drop in’ center. Searching online can be risky cause your partner can track your online searches…
“ Keep a record of events, abusive incidents, evidence of your Partner’s behaviour safely, Time, dates, names & how you felt, record then transfer to a USB stick & keep safe.
“ Know your civil & legal rights!! ( don’t be bamboozled like l was)
“ Financial Independence…. save, put money away if possible. It’s hard cause l know that well.
“Make/ have copies of passports, birth certificates, marriage certificates. You can keep these outside the house, maybe a neighbour or trusted friend.
“PLEASE DIAL 999, ALWAYS CALL THE POLICE ( Don’t be like me always calling Pastors )…Also teach your children how to call 999….. or call 101 to report Non emergency.”
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