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Relationship Myths and Facts

Some Staggering Myths and Facts about relationships

Some staggering relationship Myths and Facts:


  1. Domestic Violence only affects small percentages of communities. That could never happen to someone I know.

  2. Domestic violence could never happen to me.

  3. It's easy to end a relationship, so therefore domestic abuse is in control of the victim.

  4. Only women are victims.

  5. Being controlling is just who he is, he can't help that he's an abuser.

  6. If they seem like a nice couple, domestic abuse couldn't happen.

  7. They go to church, they could never be in a domestic violent relationship.

  8. They have professional family photos on Facebook, which means they couldn't be in a DV relationship.

  9. Domestic Violence only happens in poor communities.

  10. It's called Puppy Love not Teen Dating Violence.



  1. Relationship violence happens everywhere, and to anyone. Any age, race, religion, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses are/can/will be affected by domestic violence.

  2. With DV shelters at capacity, or the lack there of, people that are experiencing DV have nowhere to go and many have children to care for. Leaving is not an easy fleet.

  3. Ending or leaving a DV relationship puts victims at a higher risk of being murdered.

  4. As many as 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men face severe domestic violence from an intimate partner, resulting in injury, stress disorders, contracting sexually transmitted diseases and many other devastating results.

  5. About 11 million women and 5 million men who reported experiencing contact sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime said that they first experienced these forms of violence before the age of 18.

  6. 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men at some point in their lives, will feel threatened or fearful that they may be harmed or killed while being stalked by a past intimate partner.


Prevent Domestic Violence in Your Community | CDC

Domestic Violence Statistics - Domestic Violence: It's EVERYBODY'S Business

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