Domestic violence is a tragic and unfortunate component of many relationships. While many people will blame a specific instance or set of circumstances for triggering verbal or physical abuse, the root cause generally stems from the individual.
Substance abuse is almost always involved in domestic violence. For those people with drug or alcohol problems, triggers like finances, employment, or family troubles will only serve to fuel abusive behavior.
While removing the triggers may cause substance related abuse to subside, the problem still exists. For those couples who seek counseling there is often light at the end of the Continue reading
Living in an abusive relationship can take a physical and emotional toll on a victim. Unfortunately, many people living within an abusive relationship may not know how to seek help for themselves. It is also common for victims to blame themselves for their partner’s behavior. Sadly, domestic abuse often escalates over time and can lead to serious consequences for those who suffer from abuse. If you or someone you know is currently the victim of domestic violence, it is important to know about the physical signs that can signify a growing problem. Continue reading
Domestic violence is a major culprit in today’s rising divorce rates. Many men express their anger and frustration about daily life by physically abusing their wives. Most women are lucky enough to escape abusive marriages and file for divorce as soon as domestic violence takes its ugly course at home. However, some women can’t get out of abusive marriages that easily. For example, some men will make serious threats against women who plan to divorce. In some cases, these men may threaten to go after the wife’s relatives. Sometimes, men will also make Continue reading
Domestic violence is a terrible thing that can affect its victims long after they are removed from the situation. While the abuse is ongoing it makes sense that the victims and those who witness the violence are frightened and angry, but the effects can continue for years afterwards.
Many victims of domestic violence are hypervigilant, meaning that they are always on the lookout for danger. They are very aware of their surroundings, and this means that they never quite relax.
A domestic violence victim might Continue reading
Domestic violence is a problem that affects millions of people around the world. Many people mistakenly believe that women are the only ones who can be a victim of a domestic violence. On the contrary, 15 percent of the people who have reported suffering domestic violence at the hands of a partner are male. Males are much less likely to report domestic violence, which is why some people falsely believe that men are never abused.
Another common misconception about domestic violence is that the poor and uneducated are the only ones who can be affected by domestic violence. Even though the stress that comes along with lacking money can contribute to violent behavior, it is very inaccurate to say that the poor and uneducated are the only victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence can affect anyone, regardless of their yearly salary or educational level.
Additionally, it is important to note that domestic violence is not always physical. Many people are being sexually and emotionally abused by their romantic partners. Domestic violence is something that has to be taken very seriously. If you or someone you know is being abused by a partner, then you should seek help as soon as possible.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) estimates that 85 percent of victims of domestic violence are women and one in every four women will encounter domestic violence during her lifetime. In many cases, domestic violence is not reported to the authorities. If you witness any of these warning signs of domestic violence in a friend or family member, you should take them very seriously. Learn to recognize these signs of domestic violence:
- Experiences frequent injuries that are excused as accidents
- Is afraid or anxious to please their partner
- Frequently checks in with their Continue reading
Whether it is in a third world country of a western country, domestic violence is a universal problem. The most basic definition of domestic violence is physical violence against an intimate partner. When a man kicks his girlfriend or wife that is considered a typical example of physical domestic violence. However, domestic violence also has a broader meaning that includes an emotional aspect.
Verbal abuse is a very common form of domestic violence. Shouting, threatening, name calling, insulting and other negative verbal expressions are considered just as serious as Continue reading