I grew up in a home where there was domestic abuse – will I become an abuser?

Lots of people think that a child who grows up with domestic abuse at home will become either a victim or an abuser. This doesn’t have to be the case! Many young people who live with domestic violence don’t turn into abusers or victims. It’s really important to remember that you’re in control of who you want to be and how you want to behave. Talk to someone you trust about what you’re experiencing. It’s normal to feel angry and confused, but it’s how you express these feelings that matter. You can find ways to behave that aren’t abusive or violent.

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