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Domestic Violence
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Bronwyn has been with her husband for 15 years and they have three children living at home. She finds that when she meets her friends or goes shopping she has to wear long sleeves to hide her bruises.

Her husband is physically abusing her but she’s scared to leave in case he takes the children because she hasn’t got a job, and been staying at home looking after the children. She now feels unconfident because her husband puts her down all the time and blames her for the violent arguments even though everyone else can see it’s not her fault.

A friend buys Bronwyn the Equal Exes Online Workbook on Domestic Violence and together they start to write a safety plan for her. She starts with the chapter about how to recognise if you are in an abusive relationship, the “blame game” chapter and how communication strategies can empower her to minimise conflict while she sets up her safety plan.

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