Welcome to my Domestic Violence Support Page. Please bear with me as it will take time to grow in knowledge and support. I have set up this page as a way for men and woman who are victims of Domestic Abuse to share their stories to help them build a better understanding of their situation and to help them realize they are not alone…
This page is also to assist with providing information for the loved ones of victims in Domestic Violence situations. This will help you to better understand and give you information on how to give your loved one a helping hand in their time of need!
Being a woman that has suffered through Domestic Violence, I am aware of the effects it can have on you personally, emotionally and physically. I have put this page together because I do not believe there is enough information out regarding this subject.
There is a large platform of sources and information out there but from experience, I specifically understand that most men and women that are victims suffer in silence. For what ever reason it maybe that holds you back in these situations, sometimes you may feel you have no way out. Many pages and sources do their best to give the victim ways to run and flee their situation. Others may rally with support to assist you in letting your emotional side out while you survive or put together a plan of action towards peace and happiness. Then others may help out by sharing your stories and rants or providing information on how to achieve a successful extraction from such hardships.
The thing I find sad about Domestic abuse, is even though it is a reality in life. Many people do not understand it. They may not understand why the victim stays around or continues to accept their situation. The truth is many people find it easy to judge the victim of Domestic Violence before judging the actual abuser!
You maybe asked these questions or have remarks made to you such as:
Why would you take that abuse and still stay?
What is it that is holding you back?
Why do you remain loyal?
I would never take that type of abuse!
You must like it, if you stick around!
Maybe He/She Deserves it?
Well, what did you do to cause your partner to act like that or treat you that way?
This is My favorite One ( WHY DON’T YOU JUST LEAVE?)
This is a small list of questions and remarks you maybe facing if you are a victim. The simple answer to all of the above questions and the response to all of the remarks is this…
YOU HAVE NO CLUE, HOW HARD IT IS TOO THROUGH AWAY A LIFE YOU WORKED SO HARD TO ACHIEVE. NO ONE WANTS TO BE ABUSED, LEAST OF ALL ME! NO, I DO NOT LIKE IT, I DO NOT DESERVE IT AND IT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!
The truth about being a victim of abuse is there is such a larger picture to the situation, then what really meets the eye. Maybe you are terrified of the unknown? Maybe, there is an issue that lead to you being in this situation, in the first place? You see, not all abusers start off being terrible people. The majority of them are every day men and women, just like you and me. Maybe, you were in this relationship for x amount of time and one day out of the blue they hit you for no reason with no explanation. Then in disbelief you accidentally overlooked a huge sign of complication and then found yourself stuck. After a life time of good times or beautiful memories shared it is hard to believe that someone you loved and that loved you so dearly, could turn on you like a wild dog! Perhaps, they have an addiction, that sends them into spirts of abuse. Maybe, they were abused themselves and need help also? The things to consider in these situations, vary on so many levels. It is not always as simple as packing your bags and relocating. The thing is most people stay, due to fear of the unknown, lack of finances, lack of support, lack of confidence, loyalty to their partner, faith that their god will get them through it some how, a sense of pride, the list goes on and on!
I ask you, if you are friends with or the family member of a person in a Domestic Violence or Abusive Situation, that you be gentle with your words. Judgment is not the answer ! These men and women of domestic violence get judged and ridiculed everyday. They live there life in silent pain, suffering in fear and agony. These sorrows and experiences can never be described or explained, well enough to give you even a quarter of the experience, they have been through. The gut wrenching sorrows from such acts, can break a person in so many ways, that most people can never understand. Show support to your loved one by being there to listen. Help them to seek assistance or helping them to find a sense of peace or laughter regardless, of their current state. Assist them in rebuilding their confidence and helping them to put together an exit strategy, that works in their best interest. Be an outside source, that can provide a safe couch or listening ear! If you see something, say something to them in a non judgmental way. Sometimes its the simple acts of kindness and support that can make all the difference in the pain, your loved one maybe experiencing.
Now, for the victims of abuse, I plead with you to take a full account of your situation. Keep a log of the actions, taken on you, take pictures, and if you do this be safe with the information you keep. YOU DO NOT WANT THIS FALLING IN THE WRONG HANDS!!!! Do not let your abuser know, you are seeking assistance or building an exit strategy. Save money, where you can and be aware of all of your surroundings, at all times! Learn your partners patterns and cycles so you are aware of when you should and should not say and do certain things. SEEK HELP, as soon as you are able to! Remember, NO ONE deserves being abused mentally or physically. You may have your reasons to stay but there is a better life out there, for you. With a structured plan of action, you can free yourself of this harm and all of the pain and suffering that comes along with it.
You may feel weak and like less of a person but the truth is YOU ARE STRONG! You may be scared of the unknown but maybe the unknown could be LESS SCARY then your actual situation. You maybe waiting, for a white knight to save you but the truth is, all the support in the world will not make you change your mind to leave, if you do not want to seek change. Especially, if you do not want to make the first step, to MAKE A CHANGE! The first step of taking your life back is to access your situation. Second step is making a plan of action. Third step, is making people aware of your situation. Fourth step is, Taking One Step At A Time To Find Safety And Build Your Way Towards A Better Way Of Life.
Always Remember The Below Words Through Your Journey Towards A Better Life
YOU ARE WORTH SAVING ~ FEEL NO SHAME ~ BE SMART~ FIND STRUCTURE~ BE SAFE
MOST OF ALL FIND THE LIFE YOU NOT JUST DESIRE BUT DESERVE!!!!
Let’s start off with explaining what it is that Domestic Violence really is….. Here are some sources to help you get a better idea of what you maybe dealing with.
The Below Definition and Explanation of Domestic Violence is According to : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_violence
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Domestic violence (also named domestic abuse or family violence) is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. It may be termed intimate partner violence when committed by a spouse or partner in an intimate relationship against the other spouse or partner, and can take place in heterosexual or same-sex relationships, or between former spouses or partners. Domestic violence can also involve violence against children, parents, or the elderly, and may be done for self-defense. It takes a number of forms, including physical, verbal, emotional, economic, religious, reproductive, and sexual abuse, which can range from subtle, coercive forms to marital rape and to violent physical abuse such as choking, beating, female genital mutilation, and acid throwing that results in disfigurement or death. Domestic murders include stoning, bride burning, honor killings, and dowry deaths.
Globally, the victims of domestic violence are overwhelmingly women, and women tend to experience more severe forms of violence. In some countries, domestic violence is often seen as justified, particularly in cases of actual or suspected infidelity on the part of the woman, and is legally permitted. Research has established that there exists a direct and significant correlation between a country’s level of gender equality and rates of domestic violence. Domestic violence is among the most underreported crimes worldwide for both men and women. Due to social stigmas regarding male victimization, men face an increased likelihood of being overlooked by healthcare providers.Domestic violence occurs when the abuser believes that abuse is an entitlement, acceptable, justified, or unlikely to be reported. It may produce intergenerational cycles of abuse in children and other family members, who may feel that such violence is acceptable or condoned. Very few people recognize themselves as abusers or victims because they may consider their experiences as family conflicts that got out of control. Awareness, perception, definition and documentation of domestic violence differs widely from country to country. Domestic violence often happens in the context of forced or child marriage.
In abusive relationships, there may be a cycle of abuse during which tensions rise and an act of violence is committed, followed by a period of reconciliation and calm. Victims of domestic violence may be trapped in domestic violent situations through isolation, power and control, cultural acceptance, lack of financial resources, fear, shame, or to protect children. As a result of abuse, victims may experience physical disabilities, deregulated aggression, chronic health problems, mental illness, limited finances, and poor ability to create healthy relationships. Victims may experience severe psychological disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Children who live in a household with violence often show psychological problems from an early age, such as avoidance, hypervigilance to threats, and deregulated aggression which may contribute to vicarious dramatization.
Below is an example of tactics and abusive partner may use to hold their partner within the relationship according to : http://www.thehotline.org/is-this-abuse/abuse-defined/
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At The Hotline, we use the Power & Control Wheel* to describe most accurately what occurs in an abusive relationship.
Think of the wheel as a diagram of the tactics an abusive partner uses to keep their victim in the relationship. While the inside of the wheel is composed of subtle, continual behaviors, the outer ring represents physical, visible violence. These are the abusive acts that are more overt and forceful, and often the intense acts that reinforce the regular use of other more subtle methods of abuse.
*Although this Power & Control Wheel uses she/her pronouns for the victim and assumes a male perpetrator, abuse can happen to people of any gender in any type of relationship.
If you’re in or unsure if you are in an abusive relationship Please see The sources provided above for more Information. Each page has excellent sources, to assist you in your situation. Do not be ashamed to search the web for appropriate assistance. Be careful of your internet history and what you sign up for. Be safe with your efforts to find the proper assistance. As some pages and services may not be sufficient in care of your situation.
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As this page is an open page, I ask you to please be wise and safe, as others are capable of seeing all comments and stories below. Feel Free to make yourself anonymous in your comments, to prevent yourself from being known.
Please share your stories below. I ask you all to be respectful of others comments and stories. Many you that maybe commenting maybe at different levels and in different situations. Not all victims suffer the same or handle their situations equally. I ask you to consider and view each view point, thought and story with kindness and decency. If you are in need of assistance through your hard times, please see my life coaching page and service page for my current promotions as I am happy to assist and guide you in building a plan of action. Also, anyone that wishes to share their full story in light of the fact so many men and woman have to face this struggle everyday and to promote a better view of the life we go through. Please contact me and I will be happy to share your story on in my blog, you may remain a Ghost writer and Nameless for your safety if preferred. The more stories shared in this category the more men and woman of living in violence we can help and inspire. Please see my Intro Post to this new section by Clicking Here! Best Of Luck Through Your Struggles And Achievements!!!
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