Shine a light on violence against women
Day 11 - surviving violence
Surviving domestic violence is not the same as leaving a violent relationship.
Surviving domestic violence is a process that won't happen in a day, or a week.
It is common for someone who has left a violent relationship to have low confidence, be unable to deal with the responsibilities of everyday chores, make decisions and feel frightened about what the future will hold.
In addition a woman may be wondering if they have made the right decision – feelings of guilt about 'giving up' on him, letting the children down.
Each day that passes you are a survivor, not longer a victim.
You can read stories about women who have survived domestic violence here
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