What do you deserve?

Self-image is a crucial factor in domestic violence situations. Batterers exploit people with low self-image, and they systematically degrade their partner’s self image through emotional and physical abuse in their relationship.

Here are the facts: You are Human. As a human, you deserve to be treated with respect. Any act of violence – or threat of violence, no matter how small, is a violation of your human rights. If someone does that to you – even once – you don’t deserve it. In fact, you deserve much better.

If someone is acting violently toward you in how they talk, or what they do – or if you are not sure, look at this: Warning Signs and Symptoms of Abusive Relationships

If you find that you are in an abusive relationship, get help now. Call the Hotline or for more information and resources, look at our Domestic Violence Page