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How to File a Restraining Order in North Carolina

In Domestic Violence by Sarah Hink

A majority of women will experience physical abuse at some time in their life, and most likely at the hands of an intimate partner.  While not nearly as common, men too can be the victims of domestic violence.  While it is easy for us outside of the relationships to say we would leave at the first act of abuse, there are actually strong emotional and psychological forces that keep victims with their abuser. Many victims are economically dependent on the abuser and have been isolated from family members or friends who would be able to provide extra support.  There are cultural and religious constraints that may keep these relationships together, the desire to stay together for the children, and hope that the abuser will one day change. If you are …