“If they aren’t getting physically hurt, your kids will be fine. Children forget these things easily. It’s you and your husband who are having problems, and you’ll work it out. You need to be patient, for the sake of the children.”
*Advice given to a survivor of domestic abuse*
When we hear about domestic abuse happening to someone we know, many of us panic. We may not know how to give advice. Unfortunately, patience alone doesn’t change the fact that children who witness abuse are deeply impacted by it, often into adulthood. Check out “5 Things Muslim Therapists Wish You Knew About Children and Domestic Abuse” here.