How to Detect Domestic Violence
No one should live in fear of the person whom you believe you love; yet domestic violence and abuse can happen to you and to anyone and can become a threatening problem. Oftentimes, the occurrence of domestic violence is being either overlooked or denied by the very persons who are victims of this kind of abuse. The worst kind is when the abuse is both physical and psychological.
The only main agenda of a domestic violence abuser is to pin down and take control of his victim, using fear, guilt, shame and intimidation in their relationship and these acts are oftentimes done to wear down the victim until she yields to his abusive acts. Usually the early signs of domestic violence start with verbal abuse and threats and when these acts are often done the level of anger gives way to an escalating physical violence which can shutter the physical, psychological, and emotional welfare of the victim. Overbearing cruelty of domestic violence can make the victim feel depress, anxious, alone, helpless and a lost of self-worth. The unfortunate aspect of domestic violence is that it can be committed to just about anyone, such that it does not discriminate and can happen to heterosexual couples, same-sex partners, husband as victim, including different age ranges, economic levels, and even ethnic backgrounds.
If you think that you may be a victim of Domestic Violence
, you can easily tell from these behavioral signs: your inner thoughts and feelings are threatened in fear; a constant show of your partner's belittling behaviour; a demonstration of control over you; an act of violence and threat. Ask yourself if you fear your partner much of the time such that you avoid topics that can arouse his anger or if your feel that sense of helplessness whenever you come in conflict with him, feeling that you can't make it right until you feel like you deserve his punishment on you - because these are beginning signs of domestic violence. When you experience physical assault or battery and there is frequency of this crime being committed over you by your partner, this is the height of domestic violence. Forced sex, where the victim is forced to participate in an unwanted, unsafe or degrading sex activity is part of domestic violence.
Recognizing these warning signs and acknowledging that there is domestic violence being committed on you will be the first brave step for you to break your bondage from the controlling dominance of Domestic Violence
. Also, if you know someone who is being abused, physically and emotionally, be concerned as to talk to the person in private, show her those telltale signs of domestic violence, and let her know that you care and will be willing to help. The easiest but tricky way is to report to the police authorities on a domestic violence issue; however, there are online counsellors who may initially be of assistance and can direct the victim on what to do or a help call can be patched up to hotline centers that deal with domestic violence.
For further reading/watching, please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_violence