“According to the CDC, more than one in three women and one in four men in the United States have been victims of domestic violence. It is a widespread public health problem, and every year 1,600 women and 700 men are killed by their intimate partners. One of the biggest risk factors that domestic violenceContinue reading

”The question, ‘Why do they stay?’ is code for some people. ”It’s their fault for staying,’ as if {domestic violence} victims intentionally choose to fall in love with abusers intent upon destroying us.” ~ Leslie Morgan Steiner

”The question, ”Why do they stay?’ is code for some people, ’It’s their fault for staying.’ as if {domestic violence} victims intentionally choose to fall in love with abusers intent upon destroying us.” ~ Leslie Morgan Steiner

“Domestic violence is often ignored as it usually happens behind closed doors and it can seem easier not to get involved. Yet, dome ”This is not love. It is a crime…You can’t look the other way just because you have not experienced domestic violence with your own flesh.” ~ Salma Hayekstic violence continues to affectContinue reading

”Many survivors insist they’re not courageous: ”If I were courageous, I would have stopped the abuse.’ If I were courageous, I wouldn’t be scared’…Most of us have it mixed up. You don’t start with courage and then face fear. You become courageous because you face your fear.” ~ Laura Davies

“When you’re in a broken family and your role model is a violent male, boys grow up believing that’s the way they’re supposed to act. And girls think that’s an accepted way men will treat them.” ~ Jim Costa