Domestic Violence Quotes, Sayings about Domestic Abuse

Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than to hurt yourself putting it back together.

Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.
– Dave Pelzer

A woman should never invest in a relationship she wouldn’t want for her daughter, nor allow any man to treat her in a way she could scold her son for.

There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.

Sometimes we survive by forgetting.

Never forget that walking away from something unhealthy is brave even if you stumble a little on your way out the door.

When someone isn’t treating you right, no matter how much you love them, you’ve got to love yourself more and walk away.


Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless… but you’re not worthless, you’re unappreciated.

In violence we forget who we are.
– Mary McCarthy

It’s hard to look for the light when your lost in darkness.

A house where a woman is unsafe is not a home.

Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return.

Standing alone is better than standing with people who hurt you.

Peace is not just mere absence of violence

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Mahatma Gandhi


Here I stand Empty hands, wishing my wrists were bleeding to stop the pain from the beatings.

All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do. – Leo Tolstoy

As painful as it is to admit that we are being abused, it is even more painful to come to the conclusion that the person we love is someone we cannot afford to be around.

And how high can you fly with broken wings?

Love is about giving freedom and power, not about gaining control or possession.

You survived the abuse. You’re going to survive the recovery.

The walls between you and I always pushed us apart. It left nothing but scars fight after fight. And I’m done with you not treating me right.

Domestic abuse happens only in intimate, interdependent, long-term relationships – in other words, in families – the last place we would want or expect to find violence.
– Leslie Morgan Steiner

Do not allow him—the abuser—to tell you who you are or take the blame for his actions.

It is easier to build up a child that it is to repair an adult.


Domestic violence is frequently excused when alcohol and other substances are involved.
– Asa Don Brown

The healthy man does not torture others. Generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
– Carl Jung

When you are with someone who is never pleased, it is time to stop trying to please him.

It is impossible to correct abuses unless we know that they’re going on.

Find the strength inside yourself to value your own worth more than staying with someone who only keeps you down

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