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How do women cope while living with Domestic Violence?

Healthy Coping Responses Unhealthy Coping Responses
  • Leaving temporarily
  • Calling the police
  • Telling a friend
  • Seeking help
  • Holding him responsible for the abuse
  • Drinking to escape the pain
  • Withdrawing into herself
  • Covering up the abuse and pretending it does not happen
  • Blaming herself for the abuse
  • Taking her rage out on the children
  • Attempting suicide

Taken from the Kingston Interval House Domestic Violence Handout Handbook.


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