Unfortunately, studies imply that every day in the United States more than three women are murdered by their husband or boyfriend from domestic violence. Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior in a relationship that is used to intimate, control and humiliates the victim. Domestic violence can come in the form of physical, psychological, emotional and sexual abuse. Domestic violence can happen to people of any race, ethnic and economic background. Domestic violence can affect married couples, couples that live together or who are dating. Abusive relationships come in the form of emotional, physical, sexual and psychological abuse that can be very detrimental to a woman. Domestic violence can affect any person of any race, age, sexual orientation or religion. The affects of domestic violence on a person can cause low self-esteem and overwhelming feelings of guilt and rejection. Ending domestic violence involves revealing the abuser and telling someone about the abuse. Breaking the cycle of domestic violence takes everyone to get involved and become educated about domestic abuse.
Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior in a relationship that is used to intimate, control and humiliates the victim. Domestic violence can come in the form of physical, psychological, emotional and sexual abuse. Domestic violence can happen to people of any race, ethnic and economic background. Domestic violence can affect married couples, couples that live together or who are dating (Kinstlinger-Bruhn, 1997). Domestic violence is prevalent all over the world and the violence can affect women and men. Domestic violence is primarily committed by men who are the offender. (Lorraine HesterMarianne Radford, 2006). Domestic violence is about a need to control the victim. The abuser in a relationship will dominate the relationship and intimidate the victim to get the victim to do what they want. Domestic abuse can come in the form of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Physical abuse can come in the form of broken bones, strangulation, bites or being slapped. The physical abuse is used to intimidate or belittle the victim. Emotional abuse is used by calling the victim names and constantly criticizing to start an argument. The abuser may monitor where you go and isolate the victim from family and friends. The abuser constantly does not trust you and acts jealous or possessive. The abuser may demand sex when you are not feeling well and make the victim have sex when the victim refuses to have sex with him or her. The sexual abuse by the abuser may occur by holding the victim down and forces her to have sex. Psychological abuse includes denying the victim access to the finances and making the victim ask for money. The abuser may even keep the victim from holding down a steady job by taking control of the vehicle. Unfortunately, it’s hard to know what a healthy relationship looks like if the victim has never been in a positive relationship.
Domestic violence can have some real emotional effects…