How Domestic Violence Starts

How did it get to this?

Identify how you got there, so you can follow the path to the future you really want.

Abuse tends to be based upon insecurities, fears and the inability to control their own life.  Domestic Violence can start when you have a combination of two people with insecurities who do not have practical strategies to deal with them.  It normally starts with seemingly small and insignificant comments and builds up.

Examine and understand the past, learn from it, not dwell on it, and then take action to change what you don’t like into what you do like by living in the present and looking to what you want in the future.  Many people who have or are experiencing abuse feel embarrassed at some stage, saying to themselves: how did it get this far, what happened, how could I let this happen?  A commonly held belief is that Domestic Violence is only committed by strong men against weak women or that only poor people experience domestic violence.

Understanding how it happened will help you:

  • Forgive yourself
  • Identify warning signs
  • Take back your freedom
  • Let go of the past and plan your future
  • Stop the cycle
  • Regain control of your life
  • Achieve better relationships
  • Identify behaviour patterns

“No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly how he arrived at his present place”

Maya Angelou

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