Why don't they just leave?
This is one of the biggest misunderstandings about domestic violence.
“If someone is mistreating you, why don’t you just leave?”
Many of our survivors still live with their abusers. Sometimes, this is because they are financially dependent on their abuser. Sometimes, it’s for the sake of a child or a pet. Sometimes, it’s because their life will be threatened if they leave.
It’s not always as simple as just leaving.
There is no one-size solution to domestic violence.