Domestic Violence and Abuse~Inform Yourself~Part One

Inform Yourself. Read about others who have been abused, and survived. Find resources that will provide help with your situation. Or, locate a counseling group of peers who have also survived a similar violence.

Understand that knowledge is power, and appreciate the ability to share with others.  There’s always comfort in knowing you’re not alone.

Decide. When you are facing a decision to salvage your abusive relationship, or to leave, keep in mind that your abuser will continue to abuse if you remain. It will be difficult, if not impossible, to reverse those traits simply because he has a dominant personality. But in order to make an informed decision, research the statistics of domestic abuse relationships; and realize the signs aren’t pretty.

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