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

You can find my whole series on Domestic Violence here.