Domestic abuse of men

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Men can be victims of domestic abuse. It is under-reported because there is still a stigma àttached. Men don’t want to admit that their partners, male or female, have physically, verbally or emotionally abused them. They might think it makes them look weak. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one out of fourteen men have been assaulted by their spouse, domestic partner or boyfriend/girlfriend.

The CDC National Survey in 2010 results say that the percentage of male victims of severe domestic violence is 40 %.

MenWeb (www.batteredmen.com) is a website with many resources and articles about domestic violence against men.

Anyone that needs help can call the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women (1-888-7HELPLINE).

One of the signs of an abusive relationship is isolation. The abuser will isolate the victims from anyone who might help the victim. If the abuser feel threatened by the victim’s family, they will not hesitate to keep the family away. They will use any excuse and even lie about why the victim shouldn’t be with their family or friends. I have an acquaintance going through this right now. I hope he realizes what is happening. I don’t think he sees it yet. His mind has been warped by this abuser. His family would like to have a relationship with him. They haven’t given up although it has been a difficult time.

I have included links to several sites. If you know anyone in a domestic violence situation, please don’t hesitate to try to help. Thanks!

Links:

Battered Men. Menweb

Abuse and Relationships. Isolation

NCADV

Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women (1-888-7HELPLINE)

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17 comments

  1. I agree the topic for men is not talked about as you have shared. Abuse is abuse whom ever is experiencing. Awareness is the key and today you have provide great info. I hope your friends blind eyes will be open and his ears open to hear the truth. Thanks for sharing

    • Thanks for commenting with such kind words. I hope he is able to hear the truth also. I also hope the information helps someone in some way. Abuse is abuse, I agree. It doesn’t know any boundaries.
      Thank you again!

  2. Great thing to highlight, Destino! Such an important topic, domestic abuse, yet so often misunderstood and stigmatized.

  3. yeppurzzzz 🙂 agreed whole heartedly!… i have had several spouses in my lifetime now that abuse verybally and mentally to the point of getting a re-action out of me, then I am then perceived the BAD GUY…what BS 😦 to me… all i can do is feel sorry for an pray for those whom say they are compassionate and on the other hand abuse verbally and mentally ? for what an why i’ll never really know i do not think…but a lesson to me that everyone is not always as they appear to be… courageous post-it here, cuz most do not wish to see the “other side of the stoory!” ..god bless peace-out frum Q

    • Thanks for commenting and telling your side. I pray a lot even for the bad guy, which takes a bit of effort.
      It’s just not talked about that men are abused by male or female partners.
      People aren’t what they appear to be sometimes, I agree.

  4. I agree, it’s not just about men. It’s everyone. Doesn’t matter the age or gender or even race for that matter!

  5. Reblogged this on Nic. and commented:
    Stop the violence. Abuse is abuse, regardless of gender. While misogyny is a visible, real problem, that doesn’t make misandry any less of an issue.

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