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Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence is taken place in the home, involving violence and aggressive behavior. Domestic violence typically involve the violent abuse of a spouse or partner.
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Signs of Domestic Violence

There are many signs of domestic violence, from both women and men.

If your spouse does the following things for you, then your in a domestic violence relationship.

  • Embarrass you with put-downs?
  • Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
  • Control what you do, who you see or talk to, or where you go?
  • Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?
  • Take your money or paycheck, make you ask for money, or refuse to give you money?
  • Make all of the decisions?

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What victims tend to say..

- It was my fault.

- He was drunk.

- He is not doing well at his job.

- He's not going to do it again.

- I fell.

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Signs that your abuser is not changing..

  • He says that he can’t change unless you stay with him and support him.
  • He tries to get sympathy from you, your children, or your family and friends.
  • He expects something from you in exchange for getting help.
  • He pressures you to make decisions about the relationship.
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How to seek help..

Getting out of an domestic violence relationship is not easy at all. It takes a lot of heart and courage. Some think that it's going to get better, he's going to change. But the biggest fear is you're afraid of what your partner is going to do once they find out your trying to leave. There are many resources available for abused and battered women, including crisis hotlines, shelters and even job training, legal services and childcare. Everyone deserve to live free of fear. Start by reaching out.
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