SaveTweetAbuse is something no one wants to admit happens, but unfortunately this just isn't true--one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and over three million reports of child abuse are made every year in the US.
The sad truth is that many people in an abusive situation simply don't know what to do and are often paralyzed by fear for themselves or their children.
If you are being abused, the first step as a victim is to get away. Although you may be scared, Avvo's Legal Guides are here to help you. Find out the options and legal protections you're entitled to.