What do you know about Domestic Violence? Have you been harmed by someone? Do you know someone currently involved in a violent relationship? Here’s your chance to vent, learn, and get help for yourself or someone else. THIS IS A JUDGE FREE ZONE!
Violence in a relationship is not always immediately noticeable. The person may not start off as cruel or forceful. However, after trust is developed, he or she begins to show their true nature. Domestic violence is not always physical either, which is why many young women miss the signs. Verbal and mental abuse are as much a domestic violence issue as physical injury. Here are a few tidbits concerning domestic violence:
(1) Domestic violence occurs in same sex relationships too! Many fail to consider this and think that domestic violence is only between a man and a woman. Don’t be blinded by this misconception.
(2) Physical violence doesn’t only include a person touching you! Physical violence can also include someone blocking you from leaving, placing other barriers in your way, or simply stalking you altogether.
(3) Sexual abuse is a form of domestic violence! Even in a relationship, you cannot be forced to do something against your will. Rape and forced sexual activity are common with domestic violence. This also includes inflicted harm to sexual parts of the body.
(4) Verbal and emotional abuse are equally as harmful as the other forms of violence! Words sometimes hurt worse because the negative effects last longer. Do not accept someone insulting or threatening you, even if he or she claims that the comments were only made in anger. Chances are if you accept the actions, it will only continue.
So there you have it ladies; just a little about the broad topic on domestic violence. What are your thoughts?
If you have experienced ANY of these issues, PLEASE DO NOT REMAIN ASHAMED. AS WOMEN AND YOUNG LADIES, WE ARE NOT PERFECT AND HAVE ALL FALLEN VICTIM TO SOME ISSUE OR ANOTHER. Shame only creates an opportunity for you to remain in the same harmful situation. Again, you have reached a JUDGE FREE ZONE so feel free to open up and ask for help, give your opinion or advice on this issue, and encourage others. IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE SPEAKING OPENLY ABOUT IT, PLEASE VISIT THE ASK THE NURSE AREA AND RECEIVE ADVICE THERE.
Stay encouraged ladies….