According to the World Health Organization, one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some point in their lives. It is crucial that those who find themselves in this situation understand they are not to blame for the violence and that help is available to them so they can live healthy, safe, and happy lives.
In many cases, women find it difficult to leave violent relationships, particularly if their partners promise to change. Should you choose to stay with a partner, you must be aware of the signs that indicate violent behavior will occur again. These include attempts at minimizing the effects of previous violent actions on you, assigning blame for violent behavior to others, and placing pressure on you to stay in the relationship if change doesn’t occur.