07 Jul '12, 3am

Domestic Violence PSA Teaches Women to Cover-Up Abuse with Make-up | Care2 Causes

Just wanted to say I agree it is very hard for some people to leave an abusive situation. Sometimes there is a very real risk of the abuser coming after them and continuing to make threats, and possibly having the means to carry out extreme violence. There might be a real concern that the police won't be able to stop the abuser from pursuing the abused, as a restraining order can only do so much. Some people might also be quite isolated and not have family or friends around who they can trust. Having said that, it is obviously not good to stay in an abusive relationship and certainly when there are children involved. Fortunately in countries such as ours there are counsellors and social services who can provide confidential and effective help, including safe houses etc - it is vital that people in abusive situations are informed of their existence and how to contact them.

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