What Is Domestic Violence?

1135 Words 5 Pages
Domestic Violence
A young woman thought she found her true love in her early 20’s, instead she found herself married to a man who repeatedly pointed a gun at her head and threatened to kill her, she was too scared to reach out for help and deep down she believed he loved her and that the abuse was her fault. Domestic Violence is the leading cause of injuries to women between the age of 15-44 in the United States (Statistics). Because Domestic Violence is accompanied behavior that is only a fraction of pattern dominance and control. Victims of domestic partner physical, sexual and mental abuse often don’t seek help because they are scared of what others will think if them, they are scared of what will happen to their abuser and they often believe
…show more content…
Sadly only 1 in 5 of domestic violence victims with physical injuries go to the hospital to seek professional medical treatment. Domestic victims likely don’t seek medical attention because “love” is in front of all the pain. If the hospital sees the victim has visible bruises they are required to report the crime. This policy often scares domestic violence victims away from seeking medical attention. Many things can go wrong if the abuser finds out the victim is telling others their partner is hurting them. People who are not abused might find it hard to understand why anyone would stay in an abusive relationship. Changing or ending any relationship is hard. It can be even harder when the relationship is abusive. A victim may stay in a relationship because they are scared of what their abuser will do if they leave. When an abuser calls their partner names, puts them down and plays mind games it can make the victim feel bad about themselves. Abusers often promise that they will change and that the abuse will not happen again. Many domestic violence victims want to believe this is true, and they hope the abuse will end and things will get better, but all too often those promises are left …show more content…
Some victims suffer emotional abuse and mental while others go through the physical violence. Domestic violence has an influence on children and its impact on society. Now think about the fact that children growing up in a house with domestic violence will grow up and require medical care for stress-related illnesses, mental health care for anxiety and depression. Domestic violence can happen to anyone, it does not matter the race, creed, religion, or standing in society of the victim. In order for society to help with abuse, it needs to stand together and make tougher laws, which will protect the victims of this

Related Documents