Azaza12, YES!! Continue to be her friend! We shall all say prayers for her, and channel any positive energy her way. I myself am a SURVIVOR! I got out of an abusive marriage 15 yrs ago...I was kept from my friends by my abuser until I didn't have any except for his family, and they were really no friends at all! She hopefully will keep in contact with you-it may be long times between, but do not give up hope! She needs you desperately now, for courage and strength. When I finally got out, I didn't look back. Spent 3 months in a DV shelter; they helped me get my identity back.
Thunder, it's always rewarding to hear a man say there is NO excuse for DV! My own fiance and soulmate feels the same way. God blessed me when he and I met and he treats me like a queen, so there IS a better life out there, Linda just needs lots of courage and prayers; I will send my 'survivor-mode' energy her way, and loving prayers...Please keep us all informed on how she (and you) make out.