Domestic Violence Quotes

Abuse at homes is one of the most commonly ignored problems in society. It is not only confined between husband and wife but also between parents and children or between any person living under one roof. The social construct of our communities provide little to no solution to the problems that arise at homes. It is looked on as a deeply personal and private manner where the State should rarely intervene. In the cases that they do, action is rarely taken until there is evidence of severe physical violence or mental instability.

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Abuse can come in forms like physical abuse, verbal abuse, neglect and more. This page is to help people understand that there should not be tolerance for any kind of abuse in our environments. Everyone has a right to a healthy and peaceful life free from constraints that negatively impact their livelihood. The main issue with domestic abuse is that victims often fail to recognize when it is happening. This is especially true for women who grow up in patriarchal societies. They assume the role of a submissive and powerless wife whose existence is to feel grateful for the marriage and has to spend the rest of her life in service to her husband. It then falls on the husband to feel charitable enough to be kind or appreciative of his wife. Sadly, angry and frustrated men fuelled by the frenzy of alcohol find their wives to be good punching bags literally and figuratively. Even if they are aware that their marital life is full of dangerous cracks, there is so little help avaiable for them. Parents often suggest that the young couple should work things out because of the stigma around divorce. And the women rarely find support in the husband’s family because they do not believe their son is capable of such acts. And sometimes the in- laws also actively participate in the abuse knowingly or unknowingly. The only course is legal and women should have the right support to go through this process and come out stronger at the end of it. Fortunately, there are a number of NGOs who focus on women who need help through these situations. They also assist in finding jobs, safe homes and the right care. Inversely, abuse by wives are rarely recorded for fear of shame and embarrassment. It is important to remember men are also victims to both physical and emotional abuse. They silently endure scars and close off from society as they find no release from the stress. Neglecting children along with spouses is also a big sign of domestic abuse. Parents are legally obligated to ensure children have a safe climate at home and the right to education. Any form of abuse is strictly penalized by the government but children rarely understand the legal recourse and it is up to teachers, families and neighbours to identify and find resolution. While we have extensively discussed aggressive forms of domestic abuse, we should touch on the more subtle aspects of abuse. The kind of abuse that looks like jealousy, extreme possessiveness, and passive-aggressiveness. It can stop an individual from achieving their highest potential leading to resentment and unhappy homes. This kind of abuse can be rectified with communication, therapy and a supportive space. So, let’s come together to understand the abuses that happen in our homes and take the necessary steps to provide assistance. Families and friends celebrate marriages with big budgets and extravagances. There is an enormous amount of support to bring the couple together. That love and support dwindle down after the wedding festivities and the couple is left with crippling responsibilities and struggle to find a common way to a healthy relationship. It is vital to be attentive to the needs of young adults and create a space for a healthy family. People educate and train themselves for work all their lives. If marriage and family are a big milestone in our lives, why are we not educating ourselves on being good partners? We need to pay attention to our mental health and it starts from home and not walk into it blindly and hope for the best. For a healthy domestic life, we need good partnership and constant work to ensure it stays that way. Happy families produce happy individuals who work with purpose and build a happy community.
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