Domestic Violence As A Pattern Of Abusive Behavior

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Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner (Hanson). Worldwide many people are victims or know someone closely that has been effected by domestic violence. Domestic violence does not just come in the form of a husband and wife. It could be any couple whether two men, two women, or a son or daughter. Domestic violence is not a singular term; it can be a plural term over a horizon of multiple situations. Even though domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of your gender, race, religion. However, one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and each year one out of three…show more content…
Even though women are more likely to be the victims of domestic violence, each year three million men are victims of domestic violence from their partners (Domestic Violence). Men also have a tendency to not report that they are victims of domestic violence because he may feel as if some of his “manly ego” may be lost or does not see it as something that should be reported. Instead, he may try to work it out with the loved one; and in some situations where it is man and woman he knows that he is bigger or stronger so the threat of being overpowered by his wife or girlfriend is not an issue. Unlike if it were a woman who is small in size that fear being overpowered by her loved one that is significantly bigger than her. One of the biggest issues of domestic violence is that most domestic violence situations go unreported every year (Domestic Violence). The children and loved one that are apart of these domestic violence events are also greatly affected by the raft of the violence. In many situations the children in the household who witness the domestic abuse are also physically abused themselves. Children who live in homes where there is domestic violence also suffer abuse or neglect at high rates (30% to 60%) (Domestic Violence). Children, in most cases, who are surrounded by abuse or are physically abused, are more likely to use violence or outrages in situations. When children belong to a household where
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