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Know That the Abuse Is Not Your Fault

Know That the Abuse Is Not Your Fault

Know that nothing you do causes the abuse.

Know that no one has the right to abuse you.

Know that you are not the only one being affected; children from violent homes experience depression, anxiety, fear, low self-esteem and guilt.

Know that most children raised with abuse learn to use violence as a way to control others by using power and force. Violence allows problems to continue and the violence escalates over time.

Know that relationships based in fear, power, and control are abusive.

Know that others understand why you would want to stay and that leaving a relationship is not easy.

Know that abuse often gets worse, more intense, more frequent. Even ending the relationship is not enough to protect you from danger without support from others. Know that help is available.

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