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There are many myths surrounding Domestic Abuse and its causes. Here are just a few that have been highlighted by our Family team in support of the #16DaysofAction campaign.

Myth 1: Domestic Abuse ALWAYS involves physical violence.

Myth 2: Domestic Abuse isn’t that common.

Myth 3: Men do not suffer Domestic Abuse.

Myth 4: She would leave if it was that bad.

Myth 5: Men who abuse women are mentally unwell.

Myth 6: Children are only harmed by watching Domestic Abuse.

Myth 7: Domestic Violence is a private Family matter.

Myth 8: Domestic Abuse doesn’t happen in my culture / religion.

Myth 9: Domestic Abuse is rare in older women.

Myth 10: Women are just as abusive as men.

Myth 11: Women exaggerate domestic abuse.

Myth 12: Men who abuse their partners saw their fathers abuse their mothers.

Myth 13: All couples argue – it’s part of a normal relationship.

Myth 14: Alcohol and drugs make men violent.

Myth 15: Violence towards a partner is a momentary loss of control.

Myth 16: She was provoking him to be violent.

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Ramsdens believe that domestic violence is wrong in all circumstances and we are committed to assisting victims.

Our professional, experienced lawyers will offer you a sympathetic ear whilst advising you of your legal position and how best to protect yourself (and all information will be kept completely confidential).

Contact Ramsdens specialist domestic violence team in complete confidence and you will get immediate advice on how we can help.

Call our family helpline on 08000 147720, send us an email or text LAW to 67777 to book a free information session at any of our offices. We also offer early morning and late evening appointments across our offices.