10/06/2014 11:06 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

A Dark Secret Of A Boy Who Grew Up As A Child Of Domestic Violence, From Brian Martin (VIDEO)

Brian Martin, founder of Children of Domestic Violence and author of Invincible, revealed one of the worst parts of being a child of domestic violence that is specific to boys. Although most men won't say it out loud, not being able to protect the most important woman in your life from getting hurt over and over again makes you believe that you have no courage. When you look at this from an adult perspective, it seems ridiculous that a child would ever be able to protect their mother from this violence, but this way of thinking stays with victims of childhood domestic abuse into their adult years.

For the 10 lies that children of domestic violence believe, their reasons, and the truths behind them, view the slideshow below:

10 Lies From Childhood Domestic Violence

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