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Preamble for Violence Anonymous

Violence Anonymous is a program for women and men who, through shared experience, strength, hope and honesty, are recovering from violent behavior. Whether the violence happened as adults or as children, Violence Anonymous welcomes everyone who wants to stop the emotional, physical or psychological violence in their lives.
Are you ready to stop the cycle of abuse in your relationships? So are we.

Physical and sexual assaults, or threats to commit them are the most apparent forms of violence and are usually the actions that allow others to become aware of the problem. Although physical assaults may occur only once or occasionally, they instill threat of future violent attacks and allow the abuser to take control of the partner’s life and circumstances. Regular use of other abusive behaviors makes up a larger system of abuse.
These are some of the ways violence is carried out:

Emotional Abuse
Psychological Abuse
Minimizing, Denying and Blaming
Using Children
Economic Abuse
Sexism & Racism
Coercion & Threats
Spiritual Violence
Sexual Violence

There are those among us who found that the behaviors of violence, whether emotional, psychological or physical, stem from a desire to exhibit power and control over people and circumstance. We have found that without a spiritual awakening, this condition is progressive and untreated can result in insanity, imprisonment and death. For those of you who are sincerely willing to change, there is hope. May you find it now.

Violence Anonymous is not affiliated with any public, or private organization, political movement, ideology or religion; we take no position on outside issues. Our primary purpose is to overcome violence and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer.



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