Domestic Abuse and Its Consequences
Abuse! There are always people that want to know what is it, and why do they do it? Why do all these women stay in that kind of home, and what are the effects on them when this happens? How do the children deal with this kind of situation, and what effects does it have on them? One of the most important questions you would most likely hear is how do you leave an abusive relationship and how do you cope with it after you do leave? (Women's Rural Advocacy Programs).
First, abuse can happen to anyone. What is abuse? Abuse occurs when one partner uses different types of abusive behaviors to gain control or power of the other. Abuse is described as many things like, physical, emotional, sexual, or it can even just be threat. Domestic violence in our society has grown a tremendous amount (D). Women that are being abused usually do not see themselves as a victim, and that also goes for the abuser (Domesticviolence.org). Warning signs are very important. An abusive man will show signs of extreme jealousy, and have a very poor self-image. 70% of abusive men usually have had
history of abuse in their family as a younger child. Violent behavior is not caused by alcohol substance. Violence is a learned behavior. They have a need to control (Supreme Court of California). The patterns that we see have only one person as the perpetrator. Physical abusers have a target they go for the stomach, buttock, breasts, or genital areas, the reason for this is because it makes it harder for people to see the injuries (Information on Domestic Violence).
Women in an abusive relationship feel embarrassed and trapped. Women stay in these relationships because of fear, fear of the abuser, and emotional damage to them. They try to avoid social situations. Women in this kind of situation feel very insecure (Women's Rural Advocacy Programs). There is a number of ways women are affected by abusive relationships. 46% of homicide victims that were women were killed by a former or current partner in 2001-02 (Derby Homes). Abusive relationships can have a major effect on the ability to nurture a child of children. It can make women have pregnancy problems such as miscarriages, or stillbirths (Effects of Domestic Violence, 1996). The abuse can tear down a women’s self worth until it seems impossible to leave or change (Women In Abusive Relationships). Women don’t see divorce as an alternative.
They are forced to believe they are the cause for their relationship not working out. They come up with reasons what there abuser is the way he is such as stress, money problems, or even job stress. Most women that are being abuse usually have at least on child (Womens Web).
Children are the ones who take it to heart the most. They are a high risk for suffering physical abuse to...