Domestic Violence Essay

1297 Words Aug 14th, 2012 6 Pages
Domestic Violence
Sandy Ojeda
BSHS/302
April 30, 2012
Karen Miner

Domestic Violence People who live together trust one another. Children trust parents to love them not to hurt them and give the economic support as well as the emotional support to grow up, in a romantic relationship a women should be able to trust the man she is with as well as man should be able to trust the women she is with. One thing that breaks trust in these relationships is abuse.
Abuse
Abuse varies in every relationship. Abuse can be physical, such as slapping, punching, using weapons. Mental abuse includes verbal abuse that brings a victim’s self-esteem down, this leads to depression and making the victim feel worthless. Another form of abuse is sexual
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Some abusers are uncomfortable with feelings such as, being lonely, sadness, embarrassment, or even love. Abusers often get violent when they start to feel these emotions or when they start running out of words to keep arguing verbally. Alcohol is proven to contribute to abuse. When a person is drunk or had been drinking they tend to not be fully capable of thinking straight. Drinking tends to make people lose their temper easier. When a parent is drunk it is best to leave the house if possible,when a partner is drunk it is best not to argue especially if they tend to get angry fairly easy.
Domestic Violence “Each year, an estimated 30 percent of women who become homicide victims die at the hands of men with whom they have a family” (Thomson Gale, 2005, p. 21). People blame the murdered women for not leaving the relationship. Unfortunately people do not realize that most women that leave the relationship have a higher risk of being murdered at the time of separation. They have a 75% higher risk of being murdered if they leave than the women that stay. Men also are victims of domestic violence. In domestic violence men make up five percent of the victims it has. A need of control leads abusers to act out violence. “Every year, at least one million women are physically, sexually, psychologically abused by their husbands, or common law partners, two women are murdered by their male partners every week” (Thomson Gale, 2005, p.26).
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