Your Rights

 

  • You have the right not to be abused.
  • You have the right to anger over past beatings.
  • You have a right to choose to change the situation.
  • You have a right to freedom from fear of abuse.
  • You have a right to request and expect assistance from police or social agencies.
  • You have the right to share her feelings and not be isolated from others.
  • You have the right to want a better role model of communication for her children.
  • You have the right to be treated like an adult.
  • You have the right to leave the battering environment.
  • You have the right to privacy.
  • You have the right to express her own thoughts and feelings.
  • You have the right to develop her individual talents and abilities.
  • You have the right to legally prosecute the abusing spouse.
  • You have the right not to be perfect.
  • You have the right to joy.