The Consequences Of Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence is a violent or aggressive behavior within a household; it typically involves the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. It is also known by names of battering, domestic abuse, family violence, and wife beating. However, women are more prone to be victims of domestic violence. At the beginning of a relationship, it can be difficult to detect if a relationship will become abusive. In many cases the abuser appears to be ideal during the early stages of the relationship, as the relationship progresses the abusers controlling behavior will become noticeable. By way of example, most men will put their best foot forward to attract the woman. He will give her compliments, take her out to dinner, give her flowers and more so just …show more content…
“Violence Against Women” states that, “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats such as , coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life”. Therefore, domestic violence can be physical violence, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, or stalking. Many believe …show more content…
As a matter of fact, there are many practices victims must begin in order to recover. “Treatments categorized as “probably efficacious” by the American Psychological Association’s Division of Clinical Psychology include exposure therapy, stress inoculation treatment, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing; however, whether rapid eye movement is a key ingredient in treatment is debatable. In addition to these psychotherapies, medical treatment may be helpful. For example, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have effectively treated PTSD”. (DeJonghe, E. S., Bogat, G. A., Levendosky, A. A., & von Eye, E.,2008). The healing in the aftermath of domestic violence is different for each survivor. When the violence finally ends, it is good to begin arranging all practical things; money, housing, and schooling for children. Even with the sense of safety, victims of domestic violence carry on the thoughts of betrayal, and still may not have good self-esteem and confidence. Although, there are many resources available to survivors and each resource could be helpful to victims of domestic violence so that they are able to find their self-worth

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