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Old 05-24-2006, 06:12 PM
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It's hard to explain Lindsay it's kind of like a club, we know who we are but most don't want to talk about it for fear of shame and not being believed. So most likely there are women you know that are suffering in silence. As well as abusers that you may know and would never believe they could be capable of being abusive.

Whatever form violence takes, talking about it is critical. Fear, shame or embarrassment can keep women isolated in the grip of violence. It is therefore vital to break the wall of silence, talk about violence and seek help. This applies equally to victims, abusers and witnesses.

If someone talks to you about domestic violence in their relationship, it is important to listen without judgment and realize that considerable courage is required to talk about it, in the face of embarrassment, shame and fear. Regaining control over one’s life is not an easy thing to do. Each person proceeds at their own rate, and this should be respected.
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