Domestic violence used to be the embarrassing secret that no one spoke about. Hidden behind closed doors, it ravaged lives and ripped families apart. Few outsiders knew it was going on, let alone what to do about it.
These days, domestic violence and its cousin, sexual assault, have been exposed in lurid headlines about NFL players and celebrities abusing their girlfriends and in some cases, even their children. Victims are talking openly and learning they are not alone.