I have a coworker who I believe is in an abusive relationship, and I don’t know what to do about it.
We’re not very close. We joke around but she hasn’t opened up to me about him. Months ago, she was talking about how she was going out with him after work and how she was dreading him “forcing” her to wear a really uncomfortable tight little dress. I told her not to do anything she’s not comfortable with and that was that. Obviously that wasn’t enough to suspect something was wrong, but it rubbed me the wrong way.
There have been incidents that are becoming increasingly disturbing. Her power went out during a recent city-wide blackout and he refused to let stay with him, leaving her to survive her freezing apartment. The most telling incident is the most recent: he shot an upskirt video of her while she was sleeping, that uploaded it to youtube. Apparently she talked about this with many coworkers around, who were all understandably shocked and appalled. One of them immediately had it taken down, something she said she couldn’t do herself.
Many people at work have some notion of what is going on, but we don’t know what to do. Someone suggested an intervention. She has very low self-esteem, struggles with mental illness and has previously tried to kill herself. He clearly chose her because he could tell she was vulnerable and he knew how to take advantage of that. And I get the feeling from the way these stories have progressed over time, that his behavior has been calculated to gain control over her in increments. Is there anything I can do, as someone who isn’t a close friend of hers? I don’t want to say something wrong and push her further towards him.
I’m seeing a fair bit of hate for Agent Triplett in the AoS tag right now. Less hate, oddly enough, for Garrett.
If you’re hating on Triplett, let it be known that I am judging the fuck out of you
, and I am preemptively shipping Simmons/Triplett. I love our team but I am also really looking forward to meeting new characters and having a new recurring POC in the series. Let’s wait and see what the new guys are like before hating, huh?