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Should at any time you experience controlling, stalking, sadistic, or progressively hostile interactions, you may be at risk. Ignoring abuse often promotes continued abuse.

While danger is present, it is strongly recommended that law enforcement or the appropriate government agency be contacted immediately for assistance. Generally it is a crime for one human being to cause harm to another.

Should you be directly involved in an abusive or potentially abusive relationship, act quickly to prevent or reduce risk to yourself and others. Understand that abuse is a selfish act at the expense of another. Recognize victims and abusers both have a role to play to sustain abusive contact.Consider calling the

24 Hour DV Hotline at: 1−800−799−7233.


Should domestic abuse issues emerge regarding a friend, family member, or neighbor, it is recommended not to directly interfere: this may not only put you at risk, but may escalate the emotions and hostility between the parties themselves. Consider calling the 24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotline or your local Domestic Violence Center for suggestions.

Prevention is the key. Proactive measures can be taken to identify and prevent further engagement with abusive personalities. Consider reading “Ending The Abuse” and other books to expand your choices and knowledge.