Seven. That’s how many times, on average, it takes a victim of intimate partner violence to leave the abuser. Seven. Seven incidents of humiliation. Seven incidents of confusion. Seven incidents of thinking, I can’t believe this happened to me. Seven incidents of self-blaming and self-loathing. Seven incidents of thinking, But maybe it’ll get better if only I could love harder/be more supportive/be less demanding. Seven. Some victims leave long before. Some leave long after. All are scarred for many, many years following the…