Being an outspoken advocate against domestic violence is not an easy position to be in. I have received emails from women across the country, sharing their story with me, and looking for help. I have to take their story at face value that these horrible things have happened to them. However, there are 2 sides to every story. There are those out there, men and women, who lie about abuse to punish the other party, gain a legal advantage, take children away, etc. That behavior makes it difficult for those who really need help to get it.