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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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