We cannot rule out domestic violence as it is something that happens even though sometimes, we may not be aware of it. Sometimes moms become hard on themselves and think that it is their mistake that they are abused but that is not the case. There is no one that deserves to be abused regardless of what they did. Most of the time it has to do with issues with the abuser. Both men and women can be victims of domestic violence but most of the time it is women who are abused. The first step towards dealing with domestic violence is acknowledging that you are being abused. Some of the ways that moms can deal with domestic violence include:
Know what is domestic violence
In order to know if you are a victim of domestic violence or not, you first have to understand what is domestic violence. Domestic violence does not have to be necessarily in the form of physical abuse as much as that is what most people know. It can also be in the form of sexual abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse or economic abuse. Emotional or psychological abuse is where you use fear, intimidation or threats or tampering with one’s self-esteem in order to have your way.
Understand the source of the abuse
Most of the time abusers abuse because there is an area in their life that they feel is insufficient. Most of the time abusers will make you feel like you are the one that led them to do the abuse but most of the time it is an insufficiency that they have. It is also important that domestic abuse can happen to everybody. While it may be hard trying to understand the source of the abuse while you are abused, it is important for you not to be hard on yourself thinking you are the one that led them to abuse you. Staying home leaving violence would the right thing to do but first, you need to understand the source.
Domestic violence laws in your area
Most places have federal laws that aim to protect victims of domestic violence. In those laws, there are guidelines to help you know what is considered as domestic violence and what is not. The best part is you can know all about federal laws through the internet.
Know the local resources available
Every locality has local laws to help victims of domestic violence. It is important to know about the resources as that can be a great support system. There are toll-free numbers that you can call depending on your locality.
Regardless of the kind of abuse you have been subjected to, it is important to seek treatment. For example, if you have been physically abused that should be one of your priorities.
Deal with your abusive partner
As mentioned earlier, those who abuse are pushed by some driving force and it is important to understand that force. Most of the time before the abuse explodes there are normally cues that make one be abusive. Don’t ignore that cue, if possible, involve the relevant professionals.