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Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace by Johnny Lee

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Resistance

The individual will know just what you are talking about, even before you go into the details of what you have observed. Even when they have been trying to hide the evidence of the abuse, victims are relieved when someone finally asks what is going on. It is a window out of the isolation and the burden that they bear in solitude. The vast majority of the time, they will know where you are going with this discussion and what you are referring to.

If the person approaching the victim has been there or knows someone who has, he or she will have direct knowledge of what domestic violence is, and this empathy will truly help reduce feelings of isolation or shame. It can help establish a confidential link or connection. One person’s disclosure ...

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