Patterns left uninterrupted can continue forever! Domestic violence is a pattern that unless something significant changes it can go on and affect everyone around you, your friends, family and your children. Many people are scared to act, so they don’t. 46% of people who have experienced domestic violence will experience it twice or more. You need to seek help right away when you experienced it.

Many who have experienced Domestic Violence, stalking or sexual assault never tell anyone. Just because someone has escaped the abuse doesn’t mean they have dealt with what happened. This doesn’t make what happened their fault; it does make it their responsibility to stop it from continuing. It can happen to anyone, male, female and many successful strong women harbor deep routed problems related to domestic violence that haven’t been dealt with.

You will recognize that there is domestic assault when there are clear indications of abusive behaviors by one or more persons in a closely knit human relationship. Examples of human relationships which are close include friendly relationship, dating, family and marriage. There are different types of domestic assault as discussed in Canadian Law.

By beating, kicking, throwing things or biting somebody close, you are employing physical ill-treatment.This may result in critical injuries, disability or even death. Establishment of physical violence is not that hard to determine.

The main stumbling block people experience is their comfort zone. Staying within their comfort zone may not actually be comfortable or even pleasant but it is familiar. It takes effort to push out of your comfort zone but once you’ve stepped out your comfort zone grows with you. 1 in 4 will experience it three times or more.

Emotional maltreatment or abuse is another type of domestic ill-treatment which is sometimes so complicated to find. Using financial and economic dependency as a means of controlling a victim, is one of several ways which can be exploited by an abusive person.The victim may be subjected to shame, embarrassment in public and isolation from friends and relatives,if found to be out of step. Blackmailing is a tool which is usually used to hold in the victim by using threats of exposure of an embarrassing situation or by refusing access to financial resources.

Breaking the pattern of domestic violence is like giving up smoking, it’s a habit you know it’s not good for you and your told it can kill you, if you’re serious about giving up, you need to make some changes in your life; You’ve tried to do it on your own, and slip back into it. Replace the old habits with new empowering ones. It’s much easier when you’ve got support. It’s a challenge to start but you feel great once you’ve stopped, realise it’s not as scary as you thought and wondered why you didn’t do it sooner.