The Effects Of Domestic Violence In Relationships

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Domestic Violence

All relationships are built on a foundation of trust , honesty and most importantly, love. Unfortunately, love is not the foundation for every relationship, and it does not always help couples overcome all obstacles they may face along the road. What was once a fairytale now becomes a global epidemic when one in every four women are abused by their partner, and it is called, domestic violence (“Domestic Violence”). Although domestic violence in a relationship negatively affects one’s health, children and even their freedom, but many decide to stay in an abusive relationship. Women in general who are in love are willing to do whatever it takes to maintain a relationship with their partner even if it is getting beat or abused
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It may seem like the simplest solution is just to leave, but victims who are trapped in this situation will say that it is not simple as it sounds. Victims of domestic violence have a difficult time accepting that they are abused by their partner. Those who stay in the abusive relationship do because of society’s negative judgements and the need for partnership. Victims who cannot leave are afraid of their partners’ actions, the partner may take the children and disappear or hunt the victims down. The effects of abuse may make it difficult to leave because they are used to life being this way, and have been brainwashed. They may think that they are worthless and does not deserve better. Victims are unable to make decisions for themselves because everything was forced onto them. Many victims are economically dependent on their partner, because they partner has money or have a disability and can not go to work. Undoubtedly, some are deeply attached to their partner and hope for change. They believe and trust their partner’s words, such as promises that they will go through therapy and that they won’t do it again. The culture, religion and marriage vows may force the victims to think again what they should do. Above all, the victims’ concerns about their children. Many think that their children may blame and resent them and feel the need that their children need a father; a real family. They are scared that the children may turn against them and then they will have no one to depend on. Little did these victims know that the children wants to leave these violent homes more than anything in the world. Certainly, children is not the only reason why many decide to stay in the relationship but also of society’s judgements. Victims are afraid that the society will think negatively upon them and look down on them. Usually even when people hear screaming and yelling from inside the house they

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