If you suspect something’s happening, trust your gut. Safely check in with them:
*Be direct and say you’re worried.
*They may not be ready to leave (took me the last 7 years of 18 yrs of abuse).
*Give them 1000 chances to talk to you.
*When they’re ready, trust them 100%
Domestic violence happens in every identifying group, every culture, every range of wealth, every age, every religion, every range of education.
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