There is hope.
There is hope for victims. It is important for survivors of domestic violence to know that the abuse is not their fault and that they are not alone. Showing non-judgmental support, from exploring legal options to locating a safe house, through a support group, therapy, or making an anonymous call to organizations that focus on domestic violence or to a national hotline.
Awareness is crucial, mainly because many don’t recognize the signs of being in an abusive relationship. Finding themselves giving excuses for constant bad behavior, taking the blame for inappropriate physical and/or emotional abuse by the abuser, being isolated from their family and friends, in addition to many other red flags. Having an understanding and a safe place to talk about domestic violence will allow people to identify such conduct and take active steps to end it.