Women aren’t always the victims of domestic violence

Domestic violence crimes are some of the most difficult crimes to have to deal with because they involve a person who you trusted doing things you never thought he or she would do. When a man is the victim of domestic violence, the issue becomes even more complex because people often think of men as the stronger and more aggressive sex. This isn’t always the case. Men can be victims of domestic violence, just like women.

It is important to note here that domestic violence doesn’t always mean physical attacks. There are many other ways that a woman or even another man can commit acts of domestic violence. The main point is that there is the threat of violence or harm if the victim doesn’t do things exactly as the abuser wants them to.

Domestic violence can include financial abuse, which would occur if the man isn’t able to at least help control the finances. One example here would be if he had to get permission to buy even basic necessities for himself.

Emotional and mental abuse are also forms of domestic violence. These occur when the other person continually insults the man, berates him or calls him names. Always telling him that is worthless or trying to keep him isolated are all forms of domestic violence.

All victims of domestic violence should be able to get the help they need. Many men won’t step forward because of the stereotypes associated with domestic violence. If you are the victim of domestic violence, learn your rights and find out how you can get the help you need. You deserve to live your life in a safe place that is free of abuse.

Source: FindLaw, “Domestic Violence Against Men,” accessed Dec. 28, 2016

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