Domestic Violence; an Overlooked Abuse.
Domestic violence has been part of the fabric of many societies and cultures world wide. It is so commonplace that it has often gone unnoticed and failed the level of concern it deserves in light of the devastating effects on children and families.
Some men would proudly say that they have never abused their partners, or have never laid a finger on their wives, therefor, they have a violent free home, well, There are different forms of domestic abuse, it could be emotional, psychological, financial, sexual abuse etc but most times we focus on physical abuse.
Some relationships try to endure d test of time even when partners might unconsciously know they ended long ago. But still partners wait, and don’t want to face d truth.
In most countries, Physical abuse has been recognizes as the most pronounced form of abuse, it happens when your spouse attempts to inflict physical injury. There is an increase number of Sexual abuse cases all around the world, in most cases, perpetrators attempting to coerce any sexual contact without consent, it is called marital rape or forced sex, even criticizing sexual performance and desirability, accusations of infidelity or withholding sex are also serious sexual abuses. Some Domestic violences could also be Psychological, Isolating or attempting to isolate the partner from friends, family, school, and/or work. Another major form of domestic violence is emotional abuse.Economic abuse has also found a big space in most homes, most at times, subjecting victims to being financially dependent.
Domestic violence is not a gender issue, both genders could be perpetrators.
These kind of abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical.
The reason behind the sky-rocketing increase of domestic violence In the world is that the long hands of the law is not catching up with the perpetrators of this dastardly act as well as the punishment doled out on these perpetrators is not thorough enough to keep other persons with such intentions at bay
Its pathetic that the world today just might be sourcing for other possible ways to put the menace of domestic violence away and appropriately punish the perpetrators of such crimes.
Not all domestic violence are un tolerable, If everyone that has been verbally abused walk away then the society will be in darkness… I used verbal because some people are so good in verbal abuse.
I know there is nothing like perfect marriage anywhere but with good words, consideration, understanding and patience, spouse could be basking in the euphoria of love forever. If at all couples come together for the sake of love, then at minimum, domestic violence should never have space to exist.
Surely, many more marriages fail because couples look for what’s not possible, some people search for painless marriage whereas such barely exist, but that doesnot guarantee people to be abused severely. No one should live in fear of the person they love. Noticing and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship is the first step to ending it.
If you recognize yourself in a severe or heart wrenching domestic violent attack, then You are a victim, the best thing for the Victims is to do something quick, you could talk to the police, a friend, a family member, a councilor or you walk away before it is too late.1