Surviving Lethal Domestic Violence
Surviving lethal domestic violence may be the most heroic thing you do in your lifetime. Everyone should know the signs of possible lethal domestic violence that are common in most lethal situations. Domestic violence can turn lethal without any signs. This list should not be used as a measurement of your situation. If you are suffering from domestic violence, there is no reason to wait for these signs before getting out.
The below list is a culmination of common factors, or indicators from victims murdered by their previous, or current intimate partners compiled over the last two (2) decades by the
Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women
. I highly recommend reading through this report. It is sobering and heartbreaking at the same time.
Signs of Possible Lethal Domestic Violence
Control of Daily Activities
Separation – It's not over because you leave.
Lengthy History of Domestic Violence/Violence
Pregnancy – Domestic Violence increases during pregnancy!
Threats/Fantasies of Suicide
Threats/Fantasies of Homicide
Access To Firearm/Weapons
Threats To Use A Weapon
Domestic violence is not an accident. It does not go away because your intimate partner cries, begs forgiveness, and promises it won't happen again. Domestic violence must be taken very seriously as it could cost your life and possibly the lives of those you love. If you have seen any of these signs of possible lethal domestic violence in your relationship, move forward with caution to protect yourself and those you love. Let's honor the previous victims of domestic violence by learning from them... not joining them.
If you are experiencing any of these signs of possible lethal domestic violence, this season in your life doesn't have to be a life sentence. Please treat this situation with the seriousness it demands and be careful!
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