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Domestic violence can leave lasting marks

Relationships filled with domestic violence are ones that can leave lasting scars. These scars are emotional and physical. This is why there are laws against this type of issue. There isn’t any reason why a person should be subjected to abusive treatment. Here are some facts you need to know about domestic violence:

Domestic violence is based on control. People who are abusive find methods to control the other person. This might be through physical violence, but it can also be through financial, emotional and mental measures.

When it comes to women who are 15 to 44, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury. It is estimated that one out of every four women will be subjected to domestic violence at some point in her lifetime. This shocking statistic is a bit misleading because there isn’t a similar fact for men, but this doesn’t mean that men can’t be the victims and women the abusers.

Some women remain in the relationship with the abusive partner. A phenomenon known as battered woman syndrome can come into the picture in these cases. When this occurs, the woman might start to exhibit certain behaviors that are similar to the behavior of other battered women.

Oftentimes, women who have battered woman syndrome will deny the abuse or try to downplay the behavior of their spouse. They might feel anxious and stressed because they are constantly trying to be perfect. Sometimes, these women will actually become numb to what is going on so that they don’t have to deal with it.

When domestic violence meets family law matters and criminal law matters, both sides of the case will likely find that their private information is being called into the case. As tough as it is, this is something that you need to prepare yourself for if you are faced with a case involving this type of behavior, no matter which side you are on.

Source: Psych Central, “The Physical & Emotional Injuries of Domestic Violence,” Toby D. Goldsmith, MD, accessed Jan. 17, 2018

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