Emotional abuse facts.
In modern society there is an ambiguous attitude to emotional abuse and its understanding. For many people it is hard to see the reality of myths, which have developed around the problem of domestic violence and emotional abuse in particular. However, the emotional abuse facts allow us to dispel the myths about violence prevailing in our society.
Emotional abuse facts:
- Domestic violence is a real crime. In many countries, lawyers, who specialize in protecting the rights of women believe that domestic violence is high on the list of all types of crime.
- It is believed that women, who do “want and deserve” to be abused do not leave their husbands and therefore suffer from emotional abuse. In fact, there are many reasons that prevent women from leaving: a shame that everyone will know about what happened and fear that abuser may become more furious, economic dependence, responsibility for the This is a list of most common and valid reasons, but masochism is surely not among them.
- Drinking alcohol reduces the ability to control one’s But one cannot say that abuser, even if he was drunk, is acting unconsciously. Some of them continue to be aggressive and violent towards the family even after the treatment foralcohol abuse.
- Emotional abuse has no social boundaries. This happens in all social groups regardless of their income levels and education.
- As a rule, offenders live “normal” life except for those moments, when they lose control over their aggressiveness and violent behavior; they can have a high social status or be successful in business. Unlike the psychopath abuser may experience feelings of guilt, shame and regret.
- According to the studies conducted around the world, in most cases the emotional abusers are men. For example, the United States and Canada statistics, compiled on the basis of judicial databases and criminal records show that in 90-95% of domestic violence cases the victims are females.
More emotional abuse facts:
- Speaking of sexual coercion, quite often the abuser perceives rejection of sexual intimacy as a challenge to his authority and control, which is followed by punishment: deviate sexual intercourse by force, threats or intimidation, sexual coercion in unacceptable form for the woman, insults of a sexual nature and so on. Moreover, the abuser may justify his behavior saying that “women like to be conquered” and this is a kind of sexual game.
- Admitting the fact of emotional weakness as an explanation of violence would mean the admition of abuser’s This situation occurs when a woman contests the power of man and refuses to obey. The men, who resort to violence, in fact, use their authority, thus it would be irrelevant to talk about their weaknesses in such cases.
- Women, who have experienced emotional abuse are found in all social and age groups. Women, who suffer from drugs or alcohol abuse, are often subjected to violence too, but it is not the largest group among the victims of domestic
- Domestic violence is a global problem with social responsibility. In some countries – such as Switzerland and the Netherlands, – the studies on the cost of domestic violence to society are conducted, including the cost of hospital service, medicines, court proceedings, lawyers’ fees, imprisonment, etc.
- Emotional abuse and quarrels are absolutely different things. It is normal when people are arguing, defending their points of view. However, emotional violence – is not a disput, it is the use of emotional, psychological or sexual abuse and threats in order to get the control over the thoughts and emotions of wome