Domestic violence myths that need to be busted – Australian Women’s Weekly – June 2016

MYTH: The victim can see the problem
Mary Thomas thought that she was going crazy. Her charming husband was adored by their rural community, and yet behind closed doors he was hostile and abusive.

Years of abuse was taking its toll. Mary’s husband was controlling and narcissistic. He belittled and degraded her and when he lost his temper he lashed out physically, punching, kicking and throwing her to the ground. Her once buoyant self-esteem was in tatters.

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