Domestic Violence Survivors
Many people who experience abuse ask these questions:
Is it my fault?
No. There is no excuse for abuse. The victim is never to blame. Domestic Violence is a crime. Violence against a family member or intimate partner is considered battery and the perpetrator can be arrested and prosecuted.
Will it get better with time?
Research shows that without intervention the incidents of abuse often become more violent and frequent. In most situations, the pattern of power and control continues to persist and becomes more dangerous.
If I change, will the abuse stop?
No. Only the abuser can stop their violent behavior. Qualified batterer intervention programs may provide knowledge and skills to stop violent behavior, but only the abuser can decide whether or not to use those skills
What can I do?
Take care of yourself by asking for help. Call your local domestic violence project
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