Violence at home

Domestic violence is more than black eyes and bruises: verbal, emotional and psychological abuse, sexual abuse, even financial abuse can leave scars just as deep. In the three-part series "Violence at Home," reporter Tara Bradbury examines what domestic abuse is and how prevalent it is in our community, what is being done about it, and what services are available for both victims and abusers.

Violence at home
Dealing with domestic violence must be a collaborative effort, says RNC Chief Bob Johnson. Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram
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- December 01, 2015
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I am a survivor of domestic abuse. Since I got the courage to escape the relationship, I have been stalked, verbally abused, and had my life threatened by my ex. The police say they can do absolutely nothing for me. I went to them repeatedly out of fear for the lives of my daughter and I. The police actually treated my ex nicer than me. It is no wonder that so many women in abusive relationships don"t go to the police. The police were actually gullible enough to believe what my ex told them. Don't they know that these abusers appear to be very nice, polite people to outsiders of the relationship??? Police could definitely use some psychological training to help them understand how these people work. I am still in fear of my life, and just have to live with it day by day and hope for the best.

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