Domestic Violence Victims Should Leave The Perpetrator

1718 WordsMar 17, 20177 Pages
Domestic violence victims should leave the perpetrator, who committed violent acts against them is an easy phrase that is commonly used for individuals that has never experienced domestic violence. On average there are approximately twenty people that are abused by an intimate partner per minute, and this alarming statistic affects almost ten million people a year. There many alarming stats about domestic violence, however what is being done for the victims and other family members who options is not as simple as packing their bags and leave in search of a new life. Prior to victims leaving their abuser, if they make it out alive, they are faced with confusing inclinations that may prevent them from finding an escape. Although victims are…show more content…
Domestic violence is not immune to any community, and it affect all types of people regardless of age, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, religion, and age. Abusers implement system of dominance and control that consist of physical violence, control, and emotional abuse. The abuser behavior usually leads to psychological trauma, physical injury, and death, while the effects can last up to a lifetime, the possibility of crossing to other generations should make the domestic violence a top priority in helping victims find an out. Prior to victims leaving their abuser, if they make it out alive, they are faced with confusing inclinations that may prevent them from finding an escape. “I would never allow someone to hit me!” So easily said but without an plan rarely done. So many victims assume that their commitment to the relationship is more valuable than their safety and the safety of their children. The lack of self-esteem or confidence for a victim will definitely leave them in a deadlock on the options of leaving. With there being more animal shelters in the U.S. than there are shelters for victims of domestic violence, victims will believe that there is no place for them to go. Victim’s optimism could set the mindset of hope for change that may never come, and this belief could them them isolated from friend and family members. The threats of abuser could freeze the moment of their prey. The aggressor’s behaviors and
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