October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Unfortunately, domestic violence is a horrifying reality for millions of people, primarily women, on a daily basis—not just in October. Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, is more prevalent than many people realize. Thirty-three percent (1 of every 3) women and twenty-five percent (1 of every 4) men will be physically harmed by the person who claims to love them. 1 Over the course of a year, approximately 10 million people will experience physical violence from an intimate partner. 1
If you’re in a domestic violence situation and want help, here is some helpful contact information: In the Greensboro, NC area, contact the Family Victims' Unit, at 336-373-2331. If you’re in any other area of the U.S. and need help, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
Today’s passionate relationship principle (PRP) is this: Love Doesn’t Hurt.
Dr. Simon Whittaker – The Relationship Doctor at Center for Passionate Relationships (CPR)
1. National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. (2014). National Fact Sheet. Retrieved from http://www.ncadv.org/files/Domestic%20Violence%20Stylized--GS%20edits.pdf