Irrationality Knows No Social or Economic Boundaries
America, one woman is fatally shot by a spouse, ex-spouse or dating
violence can take different forms but its goal is always the same: batterers
want to control their domestic partners through fear. They do this by regularly abusing them
physically, sexually, psychologically and economically.
one wants to be a victim of Domestic Violence. The employee experiencing this type of life
may be fearful and ashamed.
with their abuser is often extremely complex.
In most cases, the reality that their abuser will follow through with
their threats keeps them trapped: the abuser will hurt or kill them; they will
hurt or kill the kids; they will win custody of the children; they will harm or
kill pets or others; they will ruin their victim financially -- the list goes
An abuser is
usually someone that is very good at manipulating people and could easily make them
think that it was their fault. Just remember that no matter how much they tell
you that it is your fault, it is never your fault.
answer is not a matter of the victim choosing to leave; it is a matter of the
victim being able to safely escape their abuser and holding the abuser
accountable for the abuse they inflict.
your partner is abusing you, know there is nothing you have done or are doing
to cause the abuse. It is solely the choice of the abuser to abuse.
may seem impossible to escape your abuser, change your circumstances or find
the help you need but it is possible.
you know your abuser best, so think
carefully through your situation and circumstances and do what is the best for
you. Educate yourself and make rational choices.
are some links to resources that can help you safely plan to get out of the
in mind that the workplace is a community and security is everyone’s
responsibility. Let the workplace know if you are at risk, so that the
workplace can keep the risk away.
you would like to speak with a counselor, EASE is available to you. Contact 1-800-882-1341.
“Strength is the courage…to reach out!