Myth #7: Victims can just fight back or walk away.
Fact: Dealing with domestic violence is never as simple as fighting back or walking out the door.
“‘Most domestic abusers are men who are physically stronger than the women they abuse,” notes Joyce Zoldak in her book When Danger Hits Home: Survivors of Domestic Violence.
“In the case of elder abuse, the victims’ frail condition may limit their being able to defend themselves. When a child is being abused, the adult guardian is far more imposing — both physically and psychologically — than the victim.” ~ Victor M Parachin, Author
With an informed community, with the help of family and friends, the cycle of abuse can be broken.