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Domestic Violence Support Group

Everyone tells me to just forget it and move on with my life.

 

What is a support group?

A support group consists of individuals who have experienced domestic violence and who are rebuilding their lives. A support group allows members to share details of their abuse and feelings about being a victim. Support groups help members process their current and past feelings and behaviors. Support groups give members permission to move forward with their lives.

Who should join a support group?

  • People tell me, “You should just leave.”
  • “If you go back to him, I’m done listening to you complain.”
  • “Don’t ask me for help again.”
  • “Don’t discuss it now; it will only hurt the family.”
  • “Everyone tells me to just forget it and move on with my life.”

If you have heard any of these statements from family, friends, or co-workers, then it is time for you to join a group that encourages your honest expression of emotions.

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is any form of abusive behavior of one partner toward another. It can be mental or physical abuse and causes serious consequences to its victim. Children in homes with domestic violence are also victims themselves and experience lifelong issues.

What are the signs of an Abuser?

  • Abusers are people who are controllers.
  • Abusers try to isolate their partners.
  • Abusers have difficulty with communicating.
  • Abusers love to belittle their victims.
  • Abusers never take responsibility for their own actions.
  • Abusers keep their family in fear.

 

What do I need to do to join a support group?

Register by phone: 979-245-9109
Show up at The Crisis Center, 3010 6th Street in Bay City on Thursdays at 5:00 pm. Child care is provided for the meetings.