Essay about Domestic Violence And Sexual Relationships

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“Domestic violence is abuse or threats of abuse when the person being abused and the abuser are or have been in an intimate relationship” (California Courts, 2014).
Domestic violence against men refers to being in an abusive intimate relationship such as marriage, co-habitation, dating or within the family. As with violence against woman domestic violence is considered a serious crime. Many men who report abuse to the police often get criticized and often face social stigma. People have trouble understanding why a woman who is being abused by her significant other does not simply leave the relationship. When the roles are reversed, then the man is the victim of the abuse; people are beyond clueless and are confused as to why he selects to stay. However, anyone who is in an abusive relationship claim that it is never that simple, to just pick up and leave. Ending a relationship, even an abusive one, is rarely easy. Domestic violence against men is believed to be nonexistent. According to Strauss (2003), he says, “There are many theories on the causes of domestic violence.” Some of those theories can be due to traumatic events in a man’s childhood and therefore it affects their thinking which in turn causes them to accept domestic violence. However, some of the few reasons men do not leave is for the sake of their children, they feel ashamed/embarrassed, they are in denial plus holding onto love, and/or financial motives besides accepting the abuse since they depend on their…

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