Your intimate partner is the person you’re supposed to trust most in this world. They’re the one you lean on for support when life’s storms become overwhelming. And when that partner betrays your trust with violence, it is devastating. Even worse, many who commit intimate partner violence go out of their way to convince you that their actions are your fault. It is never your fault.
Unfortunately, walking away from intimate partner violence is hard. Recovering isn’t easy either. Many victims heal faster from the physical violence than the emotional trauma of intimate partner violence. Fortunately, for victims of domestic abuse and intimate partner violence in and around Vanderburgh County, Indiana, there are resources available to help you through the recovery process as you rebuild your life.
Vanderburgh County Crime Victim Resources
One of the big problems people have when walking away from intimate partner violence is that you have no idea where to go. You need a safe place to recover and heal from the mental and physical scars this type of violence and abuse leave behind. Vanderburgh County Crime Victim Resources (VCCVR) understands the challenges you face and has put together a list of resources available to you as you attempt to leave your violent situation and rebuild your life after doing so.
VCCVR also offers practical advice to help you recognize signs of abuse in relationships, including the following:
- Your partner goes through your phone or personal belongings
- Your partner belittles you, calls you names, and/or makes you feel worthless
- Your partner isolates you from friends and family
- Your partner tells you no one else will have you and that you are lucky he or she is staying with you
- Your partner breaks your things, throws things at you, or forces you to engage in sexual activities
- Your partner hits, slaps, kicks, or pushes you around
Even if the actions have not yet escalated to physical violence, these signs indicate that it may. They are warning signs, especially when they get progressively worse, and now is the time to get out.
What Can You Do?
If you are a victim of intimate partner violence, visit VCCVR online to learn more about how to create a safety plan to escape the violence and the many resources available to you as you try to recover from intimate partner violence.