Domestic violence can happen anywhere. There is no shame in seeking help even if a loved one in your own home is inflicting the pain. Arlington Family Law Attorney calls it the gravest chapter of family law because it primarily concerns a toxic relationship between two partners. The spouse at the receiving end of domestic violence is usually afraid to retaliate. It is difficult to turn against your husband or wife, either out of love or out of fear of breaking your home.
Domestic violence goes beyond physical abuse, so the signs or symptoms might not always be clear. It often comes in the form of mind games and mental torture. If your partner makes you feel unsafe, depressed, frightened, suffocated, lonely, ashamed, or inferior, that signifies an unhealthy relationship. Two people having an intimate relationship and living together deserve equal respect from each other. Age, gender, race, color, or social status does not give one authority over the other; discrimination is unforgivable. The purpose of domestic violence is to gain control over a person and exercise one’s power to dominate.
A partner that is volatile or has frequent mood swings can be difficult to handle. They can come upon strong and intimidate you when they get angry or upset. Some stop at yelling or cursing, while others use physical force to oppress their significant other. San Jose Personal Injury Attorneys claim that majority of victims of physical abuse are women. These women are not aware of their husband’s violent temperament before the marriage or while they are newlyweds. The predatory instincts emerge afterwards, and get more intense over time.
Possessiveness is a dangerous trait found in both men and women. These people are highly suspicious of their partner and get jealous if he/she bestows attention to someone else. A possessive person may regularly accuse you of cheating or make you feel guilty for not accommodating their wishes at all times. They could go as far as trapping you in a house in order to restrict you from meeting other people, including family and friends. They might even take away your mobile devices and forbid all kinds of social interactions.
Manipulative spouses may threaten or blackmail you into having their way. They might create an emotional drama or use weapons (gun, knife, etc.) to make you feel helpless or guilty. Common situations involve seizure of assets without permission/through fraud, sexual abuse, and slavery. If the victim tries to fight back, the assailant will hold something against him/her to maintain silence. They might put a beloved at risk, pledge to commit suicide, expose a secret, try to kill, and use various tactics of a bully.
Some people overpower their partner by stifling his/her strengths and exaggerating trivial flaws. They shall always compare them with other people to make them feel insignificant or incompetent. They will never appreciate your positive gestures or achievements, and instead take credit for your hard-earned success. They can never tolerate if you overstep them at any stance of life. They want to keep the upper hand and appear to be better than you in every way possible. Few take things further by openly cheating and insulting you in public.
If you or a beloved is the victim of domestic violence and abuse, what happened in the past is not your fault. However if you continue to hide or endure the cruelty, what happens next will be your responsibility. A sadistic partner/spouse should not be taken lightly, and you will do no favor to anyone by covering their debauchery.
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