Also be aware that there are few things more frustrating than trying to help a victim of DV who is not ready to accept the help. DV does things to you emotionally and physically that make it hard to even see that there is a road out, and a lot of counseling is often needed before people are willing to leave. People not in the situation find it difficult to accept that someone will stay in such a situation. Sometimes, but seldom, is it as simple as just providing a practical solution to a victim.