I just felt the urge to thank you. I'm just out of an abusive relationship and the whole tactics series really opened my eyes and allowed me to come to terms with the fact I had to leave him, helped me to remain psychologically sane in the process and confirmed to me, over and over, that I was not just "going crazy". In my name, and all of those you are helping, a heartfelt thank you . . . MC
Some Potent Facts
Australian Personal Safety Survey 2012 indicates 25% (2,142,600) of Australian women and 14% (1,221,100) of men aged 18 years and over have experienced psychological abuse by a partner since age 15.
Of the women who seek help at Women's Refuge in New Zealand, 90% report experiencing psychological abuse compared with 65% who report experiencing physical violence.
The USA NISVS 2010 survey found about 1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime.