Domestic violence facts

It is a misconception that only women suffer from abuse at the hands of men. Men too suffer from domestic violence and there is no much difference between how men and women experience the ordeal. If you are a man who goes through abuse, don’t feel like you are the only one. There are other male casualties of abusive behavior at home who suffer silently. British crime survey indicated that 20 percent of the domestic crime victims were men. Half of this statistic was reported to suffer violence in the hands of female abusers.

Whether the victim is a man or woman, it makes no difference because being hurt by someone you are in love with can be very traumatizing. It a confusing feeling as the victim takes it as if it is his/her fault.  As male victims of domestic violence, it might feel embarrassing to admit to yourselves and others that it is actually happening. What you should know is that it is not your fault.Domestic violence facts

You are not less a man and you can get help. Men feel so bewildered and embarrassed to share what they are going through with someone else. As a man, people might not believe you when you tell them you are abused by a partner.

Even if you are trivialized, you should know that it is always good to speak out your problems as we all know that a problem shared is a problem half solved. You might fail to get immediate help but never give up. Keep trying and you will finally succeed.  Male victims of domestic violence should realize that just as women, they have the right to feel safe in their own homes.

The right to be served

People of all genders have the right to be served by police, social services, housing departments, and crown prosecution service. In this world where we advocate for gender equality, men and women are governed by the same laws. Anyone who is inhuman enough to assault another person can be prosecuted whether a man or woman.

If you are a male victim who is facing physical violence it is wise to call 911 or call for social and housing services for more practical help. You can be helped with family legal issues and so do not just sit down and mourn. Do something.

A point to note is those male victims of domestic violence in gay kind of relationships, I am afraid they might not be covered by the family law act. The best thing is to boldly seek legal advice from a supportive lawyer who is understanding. Make sure you document every domestic violence evidence because it will be put into account while making a decision on your residence and future help. In case your egoistic nature drives you to stay silent about the issue, relationship misuse may rule your life forever. I am sure you do not want to go through emotional turmoil all your life. Read self-help books and do all that is within your reach to save yourself from abuse.