Domestic Violence Quotes, Sayings about Domestic Abuse

At any given moment you have the power to say, “This is not how the story is going to end.”

Growing up in a home of abuse, you struggle with the notion that you can love a person you hate, or hate a person you love. It’s a strange feeling. You want to live in a world where someone is good or bad, where you either love or hate them, but that’s not how people are.
Trevor Noah

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.

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

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

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

Never let a man put his hands on you without your permission.
– Melda Beaty

I am living in hell from one day to the next. But there is nothing I can do to escape. I don’t know where I would go if I did. I feel utterly powerless, and that feeling is my prison. I entered of my own free will, I locked the door, and I threw away the key.
– Haruki Murakami

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

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
– Pearl S. Buck

Every woman who thinks she is the only victim of violence has to know that there are many more.
– Salma Hayek

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. It is estimated that approximately 3 million incidents of domestic violence are reported each year in the United States.
– Dianne Feinstein

Domestic violence does not only happen to adults. Forty percent of girls age 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend, and approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.
– Dianne Feinstein

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. – Mark Caine

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

Long term domestic violence: Being abused in this manner is like being kidnapped and tortured for ransom but you will never have enough to pay off the kidnapper.
– Rebecca J. Burns

Real courage owns up to the fact that we face a terrifying task, admitting that we are appropriately frightened, identifying sources of help and strength outside and within ourselves, and then going ahead and doing what needs to be done.
– Dr. Alla Renne Bozarth

It hurts, and it’s scary.

Leaving an abusive partner is a very difficult thing to do. It frequently feels like you are failing, or destroying your family, or not trying to work things out, or not giving your partner a second chance.

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.

I will not allow anyone-especially the abuser-to tell me who I am!

When you allow yourself to be dominated by someone else, you begin to lose respect for yourself.

I love you. Real love, real manhood says, No one is going to hurt this woman! Especially me.
– Ron Hutchcraft

Often things are as bad as they seem.
– Sheldon Kopp

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

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

You have the right to your own ideas and opinions, to make your own decisions, and to have things go your way at times. Stand up for those rights.
– Beverly Engel

All marriages are sacred, but not all are safe.
– Rob Jackson

Instead of treating your child like how you were treated. Treat them with the same love and attention you wanted from your parents while growing up.

It’s never too late to do the right thing.

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