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Domestic violence is a disturbing and sad topic. Most people don’t know why it happens or how to approach it. One wonders why someone could treat another in such a violent way or even why someone would stay with a partner that hurts them.
The 5 star rated book Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse by Kelina Cowell, explains in details the statistics, cause, effect, and impact that abuse can have on it’s victims.
The sad fact is that anyone can become a victim of domestic abuse. Each of us has been touched by it in some way. Whether we know of someone or have been a victim ourselves. It comes in many different forms. Psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional, and these are only naming a few.
The abuse is to gain power and control and the impact is be devastating. As listed inside these powerful pages some victims will experience poor general health, mental heath issues, feelings of worthlessness, helplessness, self-loathing or apathy. This makes the road to freedom extremely challenging.
The statistics are breathtaking. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Now think about how many of those victims don’t report the abuse and live in fear and pain for years. How many children are witnesses to this? It’s heartbreaking.
Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse is eye opening. It is full of facts, history, and helps the reader understand the reasoning and how to break the cycle.
If you know someone who is in an abusive relationship this book will give you the knowledge to help them break free.
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Raquel Somatra dated a real-live Monster. Six years after the break-up, she’s finally telling her story. Using hand-painted illustrations, she reveals why she allowed herself to be abused for so long.