I’m Not Going To 'Trick' You Into Watching This. It's Hard To Watch. But It’s Real For Many Women.

We’ve come a long way, but it’s still very real for millions of women each year.

There’s a number at the end of the video to call and some links below it. Please, please tell anybody you know who faces this kind of thing that there are ways out. It’s never easy. On average, it takes them leaving their partner/spouse seven times before it actually sticks, largely because exiting the relationship is the most dangerous time for her.

If you have friends who are abusive, it's time to have a serious conversation. I couldn't be friends with an abuser, but if I were, there's no way I could watch from the sidelines.

This comes with a trigger warning, as you can imagine. Heed it, please.

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