The hidden side of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence immediately brings the image of the man battering the woman. Although true, this is far from the entire picture that should be understood. There is a dark and hidden aspect that is only now being recognized, and that is emotional abuse. The deep and horrible scars etched within the mind can linger forever, long after the physical pain and bruises have healed. Domestic violence is not "gender specific". As many women as men abuse their mate in a relationship. Discover how the abused becomes the abuser.
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What do you think of when you hear the term 'domestic violence?' Like most people you probably envision a woman suffering cruelly at the hands of her spouse, boyfriend, or partner. Indeed, this does happen-and all too often. But this does not sum up the intricacies of domestic violence. The wounds, the physical bruises, will heal over time. But the scars can linger forever in the mind. Emotional abuse often precedes physical abuse it is a more devious and deceptive way of controlling another. Oftentimes, the victim does not comprehend the depth of abuse until the damage has been done. Outsiders rarely recognize the signs. All this sounds familiar, you say? Perhaps. But what is not commonly known is that men are as often the victim of abuse as women. The public stigma, the certainty of ridicule, prevent many men from admitting to being abused. Learn the realities of domestic violence and what causes an abuser to become abusive.