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Why domestic violence victims don’t leave - Leslie Morgan Steiner

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Leslie Morgan Steiner was in "crazy love"— that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.

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The National Domestic Violence Hotline can help victims and survivors of domestic violence. Their advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

For more resources, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), provides a comprehensive list of resources for those suffering from domestic violence and for those working with victims and survivors.

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