Domestic Violence & Coercive Control
"You deserve to be in environments that bring out the softness in you, not the survival in you." -Ronne Brown
Far too often in our society, women and men suffer in silence behind the closed doors of their homes. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States, which equates to more than 10 million people per year.
It takes a domestic violence survivor an average of 7 times to leave his/her abuser before ending the relationship for good, and this is often the most dangerous time for survivors because the abuser has lost control of his/her intended victim.
Abusers are master manipulators, and there is just so much for survivors to consider when separating from their partner, such as:
Where will I go?
How will I pay for my expenses?
How can I keep my children safe?
What about my pets?
What happens if my ex finds me?