Bruises fade. The unseen impacts of domestic violence last for decades.
What you can see, can move you. What is invisible, or misunderstood, you might judge.

Don’t do that.

Listen if they’re ready to talk. Stand by them if they’re ready to leave.

Help them find help when they’re ready to heal.
None of it is linear. None of it is on your timeline. Healing takes time. Lots of it.

If you or someone you know needs help:

rainn.org @rainn

thehotline.org
#dva #metoo #whyididntreport #domesticviolence #domesticviolenceawareness

The full series is here:

  1. DV A Series
  2. Trust Your Gut
  3. DV Is Common
  4. How Could You Put Up With That?
  5. Why didn’t you tell anyone?
  6. What did you do?
  7. You stayed so long, it couldn’t have been that bad
  8. Why are you playing the victim?
  9. Why can’t you just get over it?
  10. Why didn’t you call the police?
  11. Bruises fade. The impact of DV lasts for decades
  12. How to help someone heal after Domestic Violence
  13. DV, a leading cause of homelessness
  14. Why does it all still bother you? (Flipping the question | Ask the right questions)
  15. Why can’t you let your anger go? (Flipping the question | Ask the right questions)
  16. How could you put up with that? (Flipping the question | Ask the right questions)
  17. Why didn’t you tell anyone? (Flipping the question | Ask the right questions)
  18. You stayed so long it couldn’t have been that bad (Flipping the question | Ask the right questions)
  19. Why are you playing the victim? (Flipping the question | Ask the right questions)
  20. Why can’t you just get over it? (Flipping the question | Ask the right questions)
  21. Why didn’t you call the police? (Flipping the question | Ask the right questions)