What is Abuse?

 Abuse is anything physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of an actions that influence another person.   

Any behavior that: Frightens, intimidates, terrorizes, hurts, manipulates, humilates, blames, or physically wounds someone else.

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What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior in a relationship, where one demands complete power and control over their partner. And will do whatever is necessary to keep that power.

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  • Threaten to hurt you or other people you care about?
  • Hit, kick, punch, push, choke or use physical force against you?
  • Criticize or blame you for everything that goes wrong?
  • Humiliate you in front of other people?
  • Control your access to money?
  • Control your time and actions?
  • Put you down, call you names, make you feel like you’re crazy?
  • Destroy your property or abuse your pets?
  • Threaten to hurt you or commit suicide if you leave.

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“You can recognize survivors of abuse by their courage. When silence is so very inviting, they step forward and share their truth so others know they aren’t alone.” ―

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What is Domestic Violence Abuse

Most people who think of domestic abuse think of domestic violence. domestic abuse includes any attempt by one person in a marriage or intimate relationship to dominate and control the other.

The abuser has to have total control over their companion. They do not play fair, and abuser uses fear, guilt, shame, and intimidation to wear you down and keep you under their thumb.

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Domestic Violence, Homelessness, and Children's Education

Housing—whether temporary or permanent—is a primary concern for survivors of domestic violence. The lack of domestic violence and homeless shelter capacity in increasing numbers of communities across the country can leave families with nowhere to escape their abuser.

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Domestic Violence Quotes on Courage

“At any given moment you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end.” ― Christine Mason Miller

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50 Domestic Violence Quotes For Support and Strength (2021)

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