Every day someone is being a victim to domestic violence and everyday these crimes are being unreported, swept under the rug or some people think that it’s not their business to get involved. Domestic violence is a violent confrontation between a spouse or ex or current lover involving physical harm, sexual assault, or fear of physical harm. Domestic violence can harm family, children and friends and even coworkers because they want to help but feel helpless at times. The factors most closely related to spouse abuse are youth of both the offender and the victim (between 18 and 30 years old), low income, growing up in a violent family, alcohol or substance abuse, unemployment, sexual difficulties, and low job satisfaction. (Witters) Many people ask why don’t they just leave or why don’t they just call the police and get help, but as they say it’s easier said than done. Many women are conditioned to believe they are responsible for making their marriage or relationship work; that if the relationship fails, they have failed as women. Society has often taught these women that their worth is measured by their ability to get and keep a man. (WomensWeb). They feel like they owe them their life basically. Some women feel if they leave they have nowhere to go because the abuser has isolated that person from family and friends. Another reason they may be afraid to leave is financial and children. In some cases the man takes care of all the bills and financial stuff and the woman are being kept out of the loop, so when the woman tries to leave she either has no money or know nothing about living on her own. Many women are afraid of losing their children if the divorce or separate because the woman may not be financial stable to take care of that child or children. In many cases women are afraid if the leave they will get found and get beaten even worse and some cases it’s true, some women may end up in graves hospital beds or even on the street begging...
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Einhorn 's, Dom. "10 Facts About Domestic Violence in Today 's Society." Masters of Trivia Blog. Mastersoftrivia.com, 26 May 2011. Web. 21 Feb. 2013.This explains what domestic violence is, it gives facts about domestic violence and things to look out for when in a relationship.
Goldsmith, Todd. "What Causes Domestic Violence? | Psych Central." Psych Central. PyschCentral.com, n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2013Gives reasons and facts why domestic happens and the signs that could lead to physical sexual and emotional abuse
Unknown. "Violence against Women." Women 's Web. Womensweb.ca, n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2013.This website explains why women stay and the reasons they won’t leave and what they are thinking
Witters, Jim. "Men Who Beat Women Believe They Are Justified." Men Who Beat Women Believe They Are Justified. Villagelife.org, n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2013.This article basically explains why men that beat women think they are justified, when in reality there is no justifying beating on a women
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