Welcome back everyone! Thanks for stopping by again, today I’ll be talking about something a bit different. I’d like to shed some light on an issue that affects millions a year. Domestic violence is no new construct and is at an alarming high rate to this day. All genders and ages are susceptible to domestic violence , which is why it is important we discuss ways to combat it.
What is Domestic Violence ?
Domestic violence is an example of conduct utilized by one individual in a personal connection to acquire and keep up with force and authority over their partner. Domestic violence incorporates current and previous companions and dating accomplices and can be physical, sexual, passionate, monetary, or mental activities or dangers of activities that impact someone else. This incorporates any practices that scare, control, embarrass, disengage, alarm, threaten, constrain, undermine, fault, hurt, harm, or wound somebody. Domestic violence can fluctuate in recurrence and seriousness and happens on a regular basis, going from one scene that may or probably won’t have enduring effect, too persistent and extreme scenes over a time of years.
How to stop DV?
Are you committed to playing your role to end domestic violence against all? Here are some ways you can help. Report abusive and violent behavior
to a trusted adult. Speak out and stand up when someone
is acting in an abusive way. Always encourage and support their peers to speak out and stand up against domestic violence against all.
How to know if you are in a violent situation
In case someone you know or yourself is suffering from domestic violence there are some factors to keep in mind when observing your own relationship. Sometimes we may not notice green or red flags until we put them out ourselves.
● Your partner encourages you to have other healthy relationships.
● Your partner hears & defers to what you need.
● Your partner respects all people, not just you.
● Your partner is not ashamed of dating you openly.
● Your partner is willing to advocate for you when you need it.
● You feel safe communicating honestly.
● Your partner tries to control you.
● Your partner threatens you.
● Your partner enforces traditional gender roles.
● Your partner often expresses disdain or disinterest about things that matter to you
Lastly, leaving an abusive situation can be a difficult process.Often, by the time you have made up your mind to leave, you are already in a situation where the person has a lot of
power over you. You may not have a safe place to go if you leave. Take a deep breath and take things one step at a time. You don’t have to leave all at once.
REMEMBER: YOUR SAFETY COMES FIRST.
When you are afraid to leave an abusive situation, it’s okay to lie to your abuser. It’s okay to sneak around. If there are children involved, it’s okay to take them with you. Do whatever it takes to keep yourself safe.
REACH OUT FOR HELP.
This could come from a loved one, an anonymous hotline, or a shelter.
CREATE A SAFETY PLAN.
Do you have a safe place to go? Do you have cash? Do you