Intimate partner violence is a HUMAN issue.

Updated: Dec 31

“Why don’t you just let things calm down? No need to make any more waves.” “Might as well just take what you’ve got. It’s not worth the hassle of getting what’s legally yours.” “Every marriage has its problems. It’s unfortunate yours didn’t work out.” “Just give him space. He’s a nice guy after all. It will blow over.” “Stop being dramatic. It’s just a divorce, not the end of the world.” “You should keep your personal problems private.” “I’m sure it wasn’t that bad. Don’t you think you’re being a little extreme?” Cold shoulders. Alliances with the man who damaged you. Reminders your sharing about verbal and physical abuse creates discomfort. Sympathy for him. Quiet loss of friendships. Minimizing.