Breaking the Chains: Overcoming Domestic Violence

By Elkanah Nyauma

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Overcoming domestic violence of men abusing their wives, is a serious step to take to breaking the chains of this issue that affects individuals and families worldwide. Domestic violence is type of abuse can take many forms, including physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse.

According to online research, some facts/statistics concerning domestic violence and abuse are as follows.

  • Depression and suicidal behavior are in direct correlation with domestic victimization in many cases.
  • Most commonly abused by an intimate partner are women between the ages of 18 and 24.
  • A weapon is involved in 19% of domestic violence cases.
  • 15% of all violent crime involves intimate partner violence.
  • There is a 500% risk increase for homicide if, in a domestic violence situation, a gun is present.
  • By the domestic violence hotline, nationwide, more than 20,000 phone calls are received on a typical day.
  • Victims of severe violence: 1 in 7 men; 1 in 4 women (this includes strangling, burning, stabbing, beating, etc.).
  • 1 in 25 men and 1 in 7 women have been injured by an intimate partner.
  • Some type of intimate partner violence has been experienced by 1 in 4 men and 1 in 3 women (this can include pushing, shoving, slapping, etc.).
  • 1 in 10 women have experienced intimate partner rape.

It is important to recognize that domestic violence is never the victim’s fault and that nobody deserves to be abused. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, it is important to seek help and support as soon as possible.

There are resources available to help victims in overcoming domestic violence, including hotlines, shelters, and counseling services. It is important to reach out to these resources for help and support, as leaving an abusive situation can be very difficult and dangerous.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you can reach out to local law enforcement, social services, or a domestic violence hotline for assistance. You can also seek help from a therapist or counselor or any other expert to help you. This is a great step in your journey of overcoming domestic violence.

It is also important to hold abusers accountable for their actions. If you suspect that someone is being abused, it is important to report it to the authorities so that action can be taken to stop the abuse.

Remember, domestic violence is a serious issue that affects many people, and it is important to take steps to prevent and address it.

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