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One survivor commented yesterday on the difficulty of finding the right time to leave her abusive spouse because of her children. When she did leave, 10 years ago already, she was able to move into a women’s shelter and take stock of her life. Now she says with great emotion, “we haven’t looked back.” The expectation is that the numbers of cases of domestic violence will go up as the stock market numbers go down. Abusers react to such external pressures by lashing out at those around them. Learn what … Continue reading

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A survivor of domestic violence commented that it was a very long and difficult process for her to get out of her abusive relationship. She relied on neighbors and her family but mostly on a women’s shelter – where she went to live three different times during her tumultuous marriage. Finally breaking the cycle of domestic violence for herself, her advice is: “Get help. Leave. Leave in any way you can. Don’t go back. Period.”

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