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How Long Does Domestic Violence Last?

When will the abuse end?

There are only three ways that I am aware domestic violence can end. They are:

 1)  The victim separates him/herself from the abuser.

2)  The abuser is rehabilitated and changes his/her ways.

3)  The victim dies.

 I know, it’s brutal, but it’s true. In my personal opinion, if the abuser is willing to seek counseling and rehabilitation, it’s still a good idea for the victim to separate him/herself from their abuser during that time. Wisdom is a great ally, especially in such a situation as this.

 So, how long does domestic violence last? As long as it can, and for as long as it is allowed to last. It ends when someone leaves, whether if temporarily, or permanently, and hopefully not in a body bag.

  Carolyn is an advocate for sexual/domestic violence and assault awareness, also focusing on child sexual abuse. She is a Life Direction & Empowerment Coach, working with victims and survivors of molestation, sexual assault, domestic violence or spousal abuse, and bringing training to organizations seeking to help victims. Listen to Carolyn’s interview with Cynthia Brennen, on “Help, Hope & Healing.” Visit her website: orangeblossomwishes.com.

About Carolyn S. Hennecy

Carolyn S. Hennecy - a/k/a southern blonde traveling with sense of humor and a passion for cheesecake, known to be heard several times a day declaring, "JUST PEACHY!" Advocate for domestic violence awareness; member of Sexual Violence Task Force of Tampa Bay Speakers Bureau; spokesperson for American Heart Association; motivational and inspirational speaker; Author of ORANGE BLOSSOM WISHES: Child Molested, Woman Abused - Her Victorious Journey to Freedom (Carolyn's memoirs), she will be featured on the ABC Action News (WFTS Tampa) Emmy award winning primetime special "Taking Action Against Domestic Violence" scheduled to air Friday, October 14, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.


6 thoughts on “How Long Does Domestic Violence Last?

  1. 1 in 4 women will at some time during their life become a victim of domestic violence. That could be your mother, sister, wife or daughter – or grandmother. Consider 4 generations of females in your family. Now, which one do you think is the victim? OR, is it YOU?

    Posted by Carolyn S. Hennecy | August 2, 2011, 7:23 pm
  2. It has been an ongoing practice of mine to give out Avon “Speak Out” bracelets or key chains w/each book purchased at an author event. I wish the public were more aware of all Avon does in this fight against Domestic Violence, and hopefully, they will ramp up their PSAs, commercials, etc., to bring it further to the forefront. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted by Carolyn S. Hennecy | August 14, 2011, 9:25 am


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