October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. It's a very essential topic because domestic violence happens all of the time but kept secret. As a society, we need to give people tools to handle the situation instead of being in silence.
The first sign of domestic violence, the victim rarely leaves even though they should. They accept the apologies and believe it won't happen again. But unfortunately it usually always does and will continue happening.
After the first occurrence ,violence gets worse and easier for the person to do. Excuses come, apologies are rationalized, and hearts break. It's just a whirlwind cycle. The abuser won't stop unless they stop blaming others and only blame themselves.
Domestic violence can be stopped. If you are the victim, decide your better than the abuse. If you are the abuser, just stop. Leave and stop abusing.
Living alone is far better than living in pain and sadness. You have the power within to say no to the violence.