No, It's Not Love: Understanding Domestic Violence & How To Get Out of an Abusive Relationship
Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive, controlling behaviour that can include physical abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse or financial abuse, and any other behaviour to establish power and control. Domestic violence is pervasive and affects millions of individuals globally regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, education, gender, sexual orientation or any other identity. Abusers make it very difficult for victims to escape relationships through tactics including threats of increased violence, using children, or financial control. The outcome of these barriers means that on average, it takes a survivor 6-8 attempts to leave a relationship before they are able to. It’s important for survivors to know that the abuse is not their fault, and they are not alone.If you're in an abusive relationship and want to get out, here are a few places to call: The Bahamas - The Bahamas Crisis Centre: (242) 328-0922 Barbados - BPW Crisis Hotline: (246) 435-8222 Belize - Crime Stoppers: 0-800-922-8477 Guyana - Help & Shelter Hotline: (592) 227-3454 Haiti- AFSDA: (509) 3461-4089; (509) 4277-0228 Jamaica - Woman Inc. : (876) 929-9038 Trinidad & Tobago -Domestic Violence Abuse Hotline: (868) 800-7233 USA - National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233; 800-787-3224If you'd like to connect with Dr. Jason Whiting, you can connect with him via his email at email@example.com.If you'd like to purchase his book, "Love Me True", you can purchase it on Amazon.