Dating victim of sexual abuse

FACT: Many victims love their partners despite the abuse, blame themselves, or feel as if they have no support system or resources outside of the relationship and so they feel as if they can’t leave.

Furthermore, the period immediately after leaving an abusive relationship is extremely dangerous.

The batterer chooses to abuse, and bears full responsibility for the violence.

It is NOT the victim’s fault or responsibility to fix the situation; it is the abuser’s choice.

By engaging in victim-blaming attitudes, society allows the abuser to perpetrate relationship abuse or sexual assault while avoiding accountability for his/her actions.

FACT: Jealousy and possessiveness are signs that the person sees you as a possession.

They are one of the most common early warning sign of abuse FACT: Abuse can come in many forms, such as sexual, physical, verbal, and emotional.