Things you can do to help
• Tell your friend she doesn’t deserve to be mistreated. When abuse occurs, it is not the fault of the victim. It is the fault of the person who chooses to victimize. Don’t ignore what’s happening. Don’t make light of it. Abuse is never acceptable.
• Don’t blame your friend for staying in an abusive relationship. No one knows better than the victim when the time is right to leave. The majority of domestic violence homicides occur when the victim leaves. You can’t gauge better than she can when it is safe. Be ready to help her when the time is right.