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How We Make Her Stay: Understanding Myths and Misconceptions Regarding Domestic Violence
Maria Falcon and Anna Lopez
It is through our many interactions with both our clients and colleagues that we have become aware of how specific myths and misconceptions about domestic violence may lead to severe implications for the victims. The purpose of this article is to highlight myths and misconceptions that we have encountered in our work with victims of domestic violence and to offer our ideas regarding possible ways of addressing these.