Christi Paul speaks out about abusive past
October is domestic violence awareness month. Domestic abuse is an issue that many people struggle with silently. HLN anchor Christi Paul wrote, "Love Isn't Supposed to Hurt" to share her own story of domestic abuse. She sat down with Natasha to raise awareness about the important issue.
Why do people stay?
Christi Paul says it boils down to fear-- fear of a failed marriage, fear of limited financial stability, fear of what others may think, fear of being homeless, fear of feeling more shame. Paul also noted that the most dangerous time for an abused victim is when he or she tries to leave, making it even harder to act on an escape plan.
Domestic violence fast facts:
If you need help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE(7233).