How to Leave Domestic Violence Behind

Domestic Violence
Every 9 Seconds - A Domestic Violence Film Cries for help from two battered women are the first two calls investigative reporter Carrie Breiter (Amy Pietz "Caroline in the City") answers while working undercover at a women's crisis hotline. Looking to get inside the story of domestic violence, Breiter instead reaches out and gets in the middle of a dangerous situation. The first call is from a battered wife determined to put an end to years of domestic abuse (gail O'Grady, "NYPD Blue") and the second is a young teenager seeking ... [Find out more ...]

Leaving domestic violence behind is not always easy, but it is something that has to be done to save yourself and your children. Many times, it is hard to leave, but it is the only way for the violent abuse to stop. Both the woman and the man can then seek counselling support services, which can offer different solutions to end a relationship and how to start over. When a person leaves a domestically violent relationship, they leave many memories behind as well. It is hard for many people. One has to be prepared to leave the relationship and start a new life.

Many times, the abusers in domestic violence will promise to change. That is fine, but they have to do it with the abused party out of the home. If the abused leave, the abusers can get the help they need without relying on the abused party for support. It is important that the abuser get help before the parties try to unite again. The best way to get out of the relationship and help the abuser is to leave.

It is hard to leave someone you thought was the love of your life. It is better to leave before it is too late. Other family members and friends can be very supportive. They will stand behind you and encourage you to find a better life instead of living with domestic violence. Support groups are valuable resources when you need encouragement. They can help you learn the skills needed to support yourself and your family. You can find strength in numbers. Surround yourself with those that support you.

Pack the things you will need to get by until you can find a place of your own. Take the things that are important to you. You may need help. Do not be afraid to ask family members or close friends for assistance. Make sure the children understand why they are leaving their home. Never talk down about the abusive parent or about the domestic violence. They already know more than you think. Explain that you need time away and they can come with you.

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