Domestic Violence – Break the cycle before it breaks you

A major crime study showed that, ‘two million people suffered domestic abuse at the hands of partners or relatives last year. About 1.2 million women and 800,000 men were victims of physical, emotional and sexual attacks, (Hayden Smith, Feb 13, Metro).

As with childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence victims also feel if they report what has happened to them they will be blamed or accused in some way for the crimes that they have suffered. ‘A recent report found domestic violence had gone up by 17% nationally over the recession’ (Pippa Crerar, Nov 12, Evening Standard).

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