Many of the participants in our studies blamed themselves or experienced shame at one point as they coped with the domestic violence they faced. Examples of this can be found in the following quotes:
What do you think it takes for survivors to overcome this shame and self-blame?
Domestic violence victimization can impact people so intensely that they can come to feel like they are no longer the person they once were.
It seemed from many of the survivors’ stories that re-connecting with their own selves was an important part of their process of overcoming their abuse.