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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Behind Closed Doors

Domestic violence happens when someone is trying to intimidate you with power and control. It has no boundaries.

Domestic violence happens at all levels of income, status, and race. Your neighbor, your child’s schoolteacher, your nurse, your workout companion, or your coworker might be under abuse. It happens in gated communities, upscale homes, apartments, and low-income housing. Behind closed doors, many individuals are struggling on a daily basis, and you probably have no idea because they’ll do almost anything to cover it up.

Prevention and response in seeking and offering help are imperative. By taking the time to educate your self on domestic violence circumstances like warning signs, prevention and getting help are essential in saving someone’s life. Domestic violence happens between spouses, partners, parents, and children, and adult children and the elderly and it can include physical, verbal and emotional abuse. Verbal and emotional abuse very often leads to physical illnesses and depression. We usually don’t realize that someone might be in an abusive relationship if we don’t see physical marks, but typically abusive people are threatening and often tell their partner, parents, child or patient that they will do some sort of harm if the individual tells anyone. They often play mind games as well and twist scenarios so that the person being abused believes it is their fault in some way.

Many victims of domestic violence feel trapped. They often will not seek help because they are afraid of their perpetrator’s retaliation, or they are worried that they will not be able to make it on their own.

If you or someone you know needs help, call 911 if their lives are in imminent danger. You should also call the local abuse hotline in your area or call the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

Laurie Ann Truluck and her TEAM of Realtors love to work with people moving to the Ocala/Marion County area so that they can share their love of their community and help them find their niche. Laurie Ann and her team members take pride in going the extra mile to not only help our

customers find or sell their Marion County home but also to find connections here that make their transition smooth and exciting.

Most of their business comes from friends, and referrals of friends, which, they feel, make their job fun and enjoyable. They also love the new connections they make from their Internet presence. They enjoy helping people reach goals, move on to new seasons of their lives, purchase their first home, make a real estate investment, upsize, downsize, or whatever the case may be.

Laurie Ann and TEAM would love the opportunity to work with you!
Call 352-877-3887 or find them on the web at www.latocalahomes.com, www.ocalaneighborhoods.com or on Facebook and other social media sites.

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