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When you’re in the thick of things, it can be difficult to determine if what you’re experiencing is domestic violence/abuse.
The common depiction of abuse is black eyes and bruises. That happens, but, it’s important to know domestic violence can take other forms like emotional or psychological, sexual, financial and/or spiritual abuse.
We've prepared a toolkit to help you understand the various forms abuse can take so you can better assess your relationship and understand your situation. You can download the toolkit here, or by using the pink VIEW TOOLKIT button above.
Inside you’ll find links to helpful articles, recommended books, danger assessment tools, checklists, relevant survivor survey results, support communities and how to find help.
Remember, abuse happens to all types of people regardless of age, gender, race, economic or social status, or sexual orientation. And remember, abuse is never the victim’s fault, and help is always available.