For people fortunate enough not to have experienced relationship abuse, it's sometimes difficult to understand the threat. But any of us living in a community surely knows a woman, either at work, in our classes, or in our neighborhood, who has suffered abuse.
For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I've gathered a collection of books that will help us understand. Reading can help increase our level of empathy and social understanding. And for survivors or victims of abuse, these books can provide some affirmation or hope.