Physical abuse

Physical abuse takes many forms, from pinching and punching to breaking limbs. Leaving an abusive relationship is not easy, especially if you fear for your children’s lives or your own. No one deserves abuse of any kind for any reason. No one. If you want to leave, you need help and support. Remember, you’re not alone.


Why doesn’t she just leave?

The answer given in the 1920s to this question was that battered women were of low intelligence or mentally...

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Listen to her story and validate her feelings. Even if you know her husband and can’t believe he would do what she is telling you, keep an open mind...
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The term family violence refers to violent or abusive behaviour in the home directed toward one or more persons. It is estimated that 3 to 10 million...
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In the early days of our marriage my husband was kind and thoughtful, but recently he’s become verbally and physically abusive and has actually hit...
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During an interview for Caringchurches.com, U.S.-based domestic abuse counsellor Lynette J. Hoy answered the following question: What specific steps...