Domestic Violence Quotes For Support
Those who have suffered through or are suffering from domestic violence often feel alone and as if they will never get out of their abusive lifestyle. It is hard for them to imagine ever living a life of happiness, calm and protection. Reading about others who have survived domestic violence and have moved on the joyful, fulfilling lives may be the impetus that they need to make a change.
Quotes About The Reality Of Domestic Abuse
"Domestic violence is any behavior involving physical, psychological, emotional, sexual or verbal abuse. It is any form of aggression intended to hurt, damage, or kill an intimate person." - Asa Don Brown
*Domestic violence is just bodily harm done to individuals. It reaches far and deep.
"An abuser isn't abusive 24/7. They usually demonstrate positive character traits most of the time. That's what makes leaving so much more difficult." - Miya Yamanouchi
*This quote may shed light on why many individuals do not leave abusive relationships. They feel that the good times outweigh the bad times so why not stay? If anyone puts hands on you for any reason at any time, it is time to reassess that relationship and get help or get out.
"If the numbers we see in domestic violence were applied to terrorism or gang violence, the entire country would be up in arms, and it would be the lead story on the new every night." - Representative Mark Green
*Not that those numbers should be reassuring to anyone, but if someone in an abusive relationship realizes that there are that many people affected by domestic violence, it may also make them realize that they aren't the only one dealing with this crime and that they should request help for their situation.
"No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse. Women have to feel like they are not alone." - Salma Hayek
*This is one of the biggest themes to be broadcast about domestic abuse…YOU ARE NOT ALONE. If you are in one of these awful relationships, there are many people who can help you - family, professionals, friends, etc.
"From what I've been told, the scariest part of being part of a domestic abuse relationship is the idea that you cannot escape and you cannot get help, that feeling of being stuck." - Kerry Washington
*Again, that feeling of being alone and not being able to do anything. There is help out there. Just reach out and ask for it.
'Emotional abuse is any type of abuse that is not physical in nature. It can include everything from verbal abuse to the silent treatment, domination to subtle manipulation." - Beverly Engel
*Domestic violence is not just physical in nature. Emotional abuse can be just as bad, sometimes worse, than physical abuse.
Quotes Of Empowerment And Support
"By publicly speaking out against domestic violence, together we can challenge attitudes towards violence in the home and show that domestic violence is a crime and not merely unacceptable." - Honor Blackman
*See something, say something. Speak up and speak out.
"Real confidence comes from knowing and accepting yourself - your strengths and your limitations - in contrast to depending on affirmation from others." - Judith M. Bardwick
*Be confident in yourself and practice self-love and positive self-affirmations. When you love yourself and have a strong self-image, you can handle anything that you are confronted with.
"Women trapped in violent relationships need to know that there's no shame in talking out and walking out on their abusive partners." - Kate Thornton
*Be strong. If a relationship is not going well, for whatever reason, you can leave it, especially if it is abusive. No need to be embarrassed. Leave and don't look back.
"Believe in yourself and be proud of who you are. Don't let anyone tell you differently. There is beauty in everyone, and no one should stop you from growing into a confident and strong young person." - June Sarpong
*You can do it!!