Following on from my previous post I will be sharing 3 additional myths.
Myth 4 ~ Children are not at risk from being hurt or injured.
Men who abuse their partners are more likely to abuse the children in the home.
Myth 5 ~ The victim must have done something to provoke the abuse,
Abuse is a pattern of intimidation and isolation to keep the victim under their power and control. Victims describe their abusers as Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde in character.
Myth 6 ~ If the abuse is so bad the victim should just leave.
For the victim leaving is the most dangerous time. The abuser will tell his victim that he will kill them if they leave or use the children as a threat for custody which can force the victim to stay.
The video below shares the story of a women who was in an abusive relationship. She also explains why it is difficult for women to leave. Please take the time to watch.
References www.agape-aid.org and www.usatoday.com(accessed 25.08.2015)