Domestic Violence

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Let’s start off with explaining what Domestic Violence really is! We have put together some reputable resources to start you off on your research or just over all understanding of what maybe happening in your life or loved ones.

The Below Definition and Explanation of Domestic Violence is According to : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_violence

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Domestic violence (also named domestic abuse or family violence) is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. It may be termed intimate partner violence when committed by a spouse or partner in an intimate relationship against the other spouse or partner, and can take place in heterosexual or same-sex relationships, or between former spouses or partners. Domestic violence can also involve violence against children, parents, or the elderly, and may be done for self-defense. It takes a number of forms, including physical, verbal, emotional, economic, religious, reproductive, and sexual abuse, which can range from subtle, coercive forms to marital rape and to violent physical abuse such as choking, beating, female genital mutilation, and acid throwing that results in disfigurement or death. Domestic murders include stoning, bride burning, honor killings, and dowry deaths.

Globally, the victims of domestic violence are overwhelmingly women, and women tend to experience more severe forms of violence.[1][2] In some countries, domestic violence is often seen as justified, particularly in cases of actual or suspected infidelity on the part of the woman, and is legally permitted. Research has established that there exists a direct and significant correlation between a country’s level of gender equality and rates of domestic violence.[3] Domestic violence is among the most underreported crimes worldwide for both men and women.[4][5] Due to social stigmas regarding male victimization, men face an increased likelihood of being overlooked by healthcare providers.[6][7][8][9]Domestic violence occurs when the abuser believes that abuse is an entitlement, acceptable, justified, or unlikely to be reported. It may produce intergenerational cycles of abuse in children and other family members, who may feel that such violence is acceptable or condoned. Very few people recognize themselves as abusers or victims because they may consider their experiences as family conflicts that got out of control.[10] Awareness, perception, definition and documentation of domestic violence differs widely from country to country. Domestic violence often happens in the context of forced or child marriage.[11]

In abusive relationships, there may be a cycle of abuse during which tensions rise and an act of violence is committed, followed by a period of reconciliation and calm. Victims of domestic violence may be trapped in domestic violent situations through isolation, power and control, cultural acceptance, lack of financial resources, fear, shame, or to protect children. As a result of abuse, victims may experience physical disabilities, deregulated aggression, chronic health problems, mental illness, limited finances, and poor ability to create healthy relationships. Victims may experience severe psychological disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Children who live in a household with violence often show psychological problems from an early age, such as avoidance, hypervigilance to threats, and deregulated aggression which may contribute to vicarious dramatization.[12]

Below is an example of tactics a abusive partner may use to hold their partner within the relationship according to : http://www.thehotline.org/is-this-abuse/abuse-defined/

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At The Hotline, they use the Power & Control Wheel* to describe most accurately what occurs in an abusive relationship.

Think of the wheel as a diagram of the tactics an abusive partner uses to keep their victim in the relationship. While the inside of the wheel is composed of subtle, continual behaviors, the outer ring represents physical, visible violence. These are the abusive acts that are more overt and forceful, and often the intense acts that reinforce the regular use of other more subtle methods of abuse.

*Although this Power & Control Wheel uses she/her pronouns for the victim and assumes a male perpetrator, abuse can happen to people of any gender in any type of relationship.

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If you’re in or unsure if you are in an abusive relationship, please see the sources provided above for more Information. Each page has excellent sources, to assist you in your situation. Do not be ashamed to search the web for appropriate assistance. Be careful of your internet history and what you sign up for. Be safe with your efforts to find the proper assistance. Another great way to find assistance is to see my set of service and help lines on my contact page. This will keep you from creating internet history.



Here Are Some Resources To Help You Safely Handle Or Exit Your Situation

https://www.thehotline.org/help/

Various Sources On That Page That Maybe Some Help For You Or Your Loved One At This Time…

https://www.thehotline.org/resources/download-materials/

https://www.thehotline.org/healthy-relationships/

https://www.thehotline.org/is-this-abuse/

https://www.thehotline.org/get-involved/

Something Else, I Found On Domestic TheHotline.org Was They Have A Page Dedicated To Help You Find A Safe Place Even For Your Pets… If Loosing Your Pets Is What Is Holding You Back , Here Is The Page To Assist You In Your Hard times …

https://www.thehotline.org/help/pets/

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If you need to be relocated and are looking for a safe way out contact this number.. 202-536-1127

As this page is an open page, I ask you to please be wise and safe, as others are capable of seeing all comments and stories below. Although, I’d like you to Feel Free to make yourself anonymous in your comments, to prevent yourself from being known if need be.

Please share your stories below and take a minute or two to read any other posts to see different perspectives. We ask you all to be respectful of others comments and stories. Many of you that maybe commenting maybe at different levels and in different situations. Not all victims suffer the same or handle their situations equally. I ask you to consider and view each view point, thought and story with kindness and decency. If you are in need of assistance through your hard times, please see our Service Pages and Talk & Support Groups . I also have options for those of you with limited funds please see Are You In A Bad Situation Page. Also, anyone that wishes to share their full story in light of the fact so many men and woman have to face this struggle everyday and to promote a better view of the life, of a victim. Please contact me and I will be happy to share your story on my blog, you may remain a Ghost writer and Nameless for your safety if preferred. The more stories shared in this category the more men and woman of living in violence we can help and inspire. Best Of Luck Through Your Struggles And Achievements!!!

Thank You, For Viewing My Page Dedicated To The Victims of Domestic Abuse! Here is a link to help you see what a healthy relationship should entail. https://www.thehotline.org/healthy-relationships/

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