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The 8 Ways Domestic Violence Is Misunderstood | Healthy Black Woman

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By: Krystle Crossman

Domestic violence has been at the forefront of the news lately. It seems to be on every news ticker and there are stories popping up about different celebrities calling off their relationships because of violence. Things really were thrust into the spotlight when the video of football player Ray Rice was shown punching his fiancé in the face and then dragging her unconscious body out of the elevator they were in. Since then the media has been frenzied with stories. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about domestic violence however that should be cleared up:

1. You can’t love someone that abuses you: If you love someone before they hit you, that is a very hard emotion to just shut off. People are often ashamed that they still love their abuser but it’s not as easy as flipping a light switch.

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