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Ways To Seek Help If You Are A Victim Of Domestic Violence

Imperative Help for Victims of Domestic Violence

Many victims of domestic violence either do not recognize the patterns or they deny the reality of the dangers they face. Whether you are hurt physically or mentally, you need to understand the signs of abuse and the ways to seek help.

Domestic violence is also known as intimate partner violence, and it can happen in many forms that include:

  • Emotional turmoil
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Threats of abuse

Women are typically the target, but men may also suffer from domestic violence.

The victim often fails to recognize the unhealthy behavior when it first begins. Some incidents are more obviously abuse, while others start subtly and worsen as time continues.

Signs of Abuse

There are always signs of domestic abuse. One of the first steps towards getting help is admitting you are in an unhealthy and dangerous environment. The abuser may exhibit these signs or behavior:

  • Repeated insults or name calling
  • Encourages you not to go to work or school
  • Prevents you from going to work or school
  • Limits your time with other family members or friends
  • Controls your spending
  • Decides what you are allowed to wear
  • Makes continuous accusations that you are not being faithful
  • Acts possessive
  • Threatens you with violence or a weapon
  • Hits, slaps, chokes, shoves or kicks you or anyone in your family
  • Forces you to have sex or perform sexual acts
  • Tells you that your behavior is the cause of the violence

Important Reminders for a Victim of Domestic Violence

There are many people and entities which can offer help if you are a victim of domestic violence. The Law Office of Ann A. Thomson has the resources you need to escape the dangers of this abusive cycle. You will need legal guidance to protect your rights, your privacy and your children’s rights. Allow our firm to give you the assistance you need. Contact us today.


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