October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Have you ever had a gun put to your head? Have you ever had your abdomen kicked at when pregnant? Punched in the face? Had your car keys hid? Screamed at, cursed at, or otherwise physically or verbally abused? If so, you know what it’s like to experience your own fear factor. October is awareness of domestic violence month. It’s a time to recognize that victims of domestic violence beat their own fear factor everyday they manage to stay alive.
Abusers thrive on creating fear in their victims, sometimes in physical ways like punching and kicking, and other times with intimidation tactics like punching the air or walls very near the victim. Creating fear is what gives them their control over the victim. Once an abuser has control over his victim, he can pretty much do whatever he wants to. …
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