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Suzanne Doll

The cycle of domestic violence is difficult to break. I was not surprised by this video, but it just confirmed reasons why someone may stay in an abusive relationship. Unfortunately, when women(in general) seek support, sometimes, they are further victimized by “the system”. I work in an office where family members come to seek Orders of Protection against other family members. It is a difficult process and from my experience, the DV victim is often filing the OP as a last resort. In some cases, the victim only seeks help when either the Police or child welfare agencies become involved. The stigma of being in a DV situation is real and often prevents the victim from seeking help.