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Domestic abuse myths


There are lots of myths about domestic abuse. Some people think these are facts - they are not. These myths can be confusing and can make it harder for people who are living with domestic abuse.

The truth behind the myths - click on the headings below to read more:

Myth 1: People who experience domestic abuse are sometimes to blame



Myth 2: Children sometimes cause domestic abuse to happen



Myth 3: Children who live with domestic abuse grow up to be victims or abusers



Myth 4: Adults can hide domestic abuse from children



Myth 5: As many men experience domestic abuse as women



Myth 6: Domestic abuse happens more in some cultures and communities than others



Myth 7: Drink and drugs cause domestic abuse



Myth 8: Domestic Abuse only happens in heterosexual relationships



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