Domestic Violence is by its nature clandestine. It happens behind the scenes. This is one of the many things that help it to flourish in Broomfield, Colorado.

But if you think about it, you may know somebody who’s in a relationship that’s abusive. Maybe she has wild mood swings, maybe she seems very isolated, maybe you’ve even seen her trying to hide a bruise. When people catch wind of somebody being in a relationship that’s abusive like that, one of the first questions they ask is, “why doesn’t she just leave? Just get out of the situation?” It’s not quite that simple. Leaving isn’t always an option.
The reason for this is, before the abuse even starts, he isolates her from her friends. He slowly cuts her out of her social circles. This cuts off her support system. He can then abuse her physically, mentally and emotionally, at will, and she has nowhere else to go.

Leaving isn’t always an option.  The reason for this is, before the abuse even starts, he isolates her from her friends. He slowly cuts her out of her social circles. This cuts off her support system. He can then abuse her physically, mentally and emotionally, at will, and she has nowhere else to go, even in Broomfield, Colorado.

Another reason she might stay is something called Stockholm Syndrome, which is a situation where she sympathizes, even empathizes with her abuser. It’s critical that we get her out of that situation; and to do that, you’ll need to contact your local Safehouse organization.They often have resources that can help her to construct a plan to get out of the abusive situation. Often she can be issued a separate cell phone that he doesn’t check so she can connect with her new support system. But really we need to turn things around as a society.

Really we need to create a culture where abuse is not OK. I’ll get into that more when I talk about rape culture. Healing can take place, but we’ve got to turn things around in Broomfield, Colorado.

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