Domestic violence against woman.

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Statistics tell us that 1 out of 3 women will become or has been in the past a victim of domestic violence. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Share this information with your friends, or if YOU are that 1 woman, put it to good use. Turns out, I had this information to share with a friend just this week, shortly after she had been physically assaulted by her husband.
1-  Pushes for a quick relationship
2-  Jealous and possessive, constantly calls you by phone
3-  Tries to control your life
4-  Unrealistic expectations
5-  Isolates you from friends and family
6-  Blames others for his/her problems, feelings and mistakes
7-  Checks your phone for text messages and call history. May track you with GPS
8-  Says his/her feelings are easily hurt
9-  Cruel toward animals or children
10-“Playful” use of force during sex
11-Yells and calls you names
12-Rigid sex roles
13-Sudden mood swings
14-History of battering
15-Threats of violence
16-Threatens to reveal personal or damaging information about you to your family, friends or employer
My goal is to inform and educate, helping to avoid domestic violence before it ever starts. In the meantime, I will passionately continue to be an advocate for domestic violence/abuse/child molestation awareness, working to bring hope, faith, empowerment and freedom to survivors.
Feel free to visit the Victim Support page on my website:

  1. The article should read “Statistics tell us that 1 out of 3 men and women will become or has been in the past a victim of domestic violence”, not just women… Just sayin’ Great article though! I have been in one of these relationships before and I was not the abuser… I guess no one ever brings up the fact that men are also verbally and sometimes physically abused, maybe because, like women, he is embarrassed and afraid…


    • Matty, thanks for your input. Unfortunately, the stats are what they are. We are now told 1 in 4 WOMEN will at some time during her life become a victim of domestic violence. Sadly, the percentage USED to be 5% of all DV victims were men, but it is now estimated to be about 15%. I believe the stats say 1 in 7 men. We should also bear in mind that DV is one of the most under-reported crimes in the USA. I just spoke at a DV Task Force conference today, and we addressed the FDLE Fatality Review issued in January 2011 for figures and statistics that have now been put together for 2009. While overall crime in Florida decreased by 6.7%, domestic violence crime rose OVER 16%! Sad commentary. Please feel free to check out my blog posts on men who are abused, women who abuse or when BOTH parties are abusers. Again, thanks for coming by. Hope you will visit often and share the link to this blog.

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