We all know someone who has experienced domestic violence.
Anyone can be a survivor of intimate partner violence, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ability, or socioeconomic status.
Survivors may be successful, well-educated, and come from a “good family.” They may be outgoing, confident, energetic, and funny.
No personality trait automatically protects someone from being targeted for abuse.
Adult survivors aren’t the only people harmed by intimate partner violence. Children, relatives, coworkers, pets, and others are also affected.