Don't Confuse Abuse With Love

Don't Confuse Abuse With Love

OWH update
I needed to leave. The Hotline helped me create a safety plan for me and my family.
Violence and abuse affect women of all backgrounds every day. Sometimes, women are attacked by strangers, but most often, they are hurt by someone close to them. Violence and abuse can cause terrible physical and emotional pain. But survivors are not alone. Help is available.

Here’s what everyone should know this Domestic Violence Awareness Month:
For more information:
  • Read OWH Acting Director Nicole Greene’s blog post on domestic violence-related deaths, the importance of not confusing abuse with love, and how you can get help before the situation gets worse.
  • Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or 800-787-3224 (TTY).
  • Visit the Violence Against Women section on
  • Use #DVAM, #DVAM17, #DVAM2017, and #DomesticViolence in social media messages to join the conversation.

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