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When someone is hurting you physically or emotionally and you do not want to leave because you are in love, you need help to leave. It is often not love but co-dependency that keeps an abused person in an abusive relationship. Leave, get help, and when you are thinking clearly ask yourself if you're really in love.
Children who live in homes where there is spousal abuse are in psychological and physical danger. They are likely to become abusers or abused when they are in their own intimate relationships, as children learn what they live. They are in physical danger as they often attempt to stop the two people they love and need most in their lives from hurting each other. Get yourself and your children out of this situation...fast!
Do not feel as though you are less of a man if you find yourself being battered by your spouse. Domestic violence is gender neutral, it is just society who assigns what they feel is appropriate. When a male is battered it is similar to when a woman is raped. The crime is often not reported because the victim feels guilty. When a man is battered he is not guilty just as when a woman is raped. Report it and get help and understanding.
Parents who are involved in ongoing domestic violence run the risk of having their children removed by the state. All states now view domestic violence as an abuse or neglect of the children and they will file to remove the children if the parents do not resolve their conflicts.
Men are also victims of domestic violence. They do not report it and often when they do report it they are not believed or ridiculed. Men should report the violence, file for orders of protection, and enter counseling. Do not let society lead you to believe that you are not a man if you are a victim of domestic violence. Both men and women can be abused.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|