Leaving a Domestic Violence Situation: Important Things to Know


With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, now is a critical time to shine a light on domestic violence and raise public awareness.

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The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) maintains that for every one minute which passes, 20 people in America face this crime at the hands of their romantic partner.

There’s no denying the dangerous nature of domestic violence or the fast pace at which it can quickly escalate. Ideally, people in this situation should find a way out. Though sadly, it’s often easier said than done.

Despite the complications that many domestic violence victims face when trying to leave, some people still find themselves asking, “well, if she was being abused, why didn’t she just get out?

While staying in a domestic violence situation can be fatal, it’s important to understand why leaving isn’t always as easy as it sounds.

The harsh reality of trying to escape domestic violence

By the time abusers begin mistreating their victims, they usually take active steps to make it as hard as possible for them to leave.