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What our clients leave behind when they leave a domestic violent relationship?

Maria (not her real name) told me that she was needed to leave Waco and go far, far away. “How far away is far away?” I asked. “I’ve already said goodbye to all my family. My brothers, my sisters, nieces and nephews,” she said.  “I know that I probably can never see them again, if …

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“He was abused as a child. That’s why he hits me.”

All too often, our clients will justify the abuser’s violent behavior.  The victims tell us that the abuser’s childhood was horrible.  He witnessed lots of violence. His mother was beaten in front of him.  He heard the screams. He saw the blood.  His childhood experiences are now his excuse for his own violent behavior. Sometimes the victim feels badly for …

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