The biggest thing you can do is be there and just listen and most importantly love us. Meghan
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) affects 12 million people in the United States each year. This includes physical, sexual, and psychological abuse by a current or past partner. It can be limited to one episode or it can be ongoing for years. One in three women have been victims of IPV, resulting in long and short-term physical and psychological trauma for many. With numbers like these, each one of us probably knows at least one person affected by domestic violence. It may even be you.
1. Just LISTEN to me please!
2. Reassure me. Tell me things like, “You don’t deserve this;” “This is not your fault;” and “I believe…
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