Domestic Violence- Try Talking to Someone About It

By Michelle Articles Published 09/23/2008 | Social Issues

Domestic violence is a kind of abuse that is becoming more and more common these days. It has been found that one-third of the population suffers from this kind of abuse sometime or the other during their married life. It is not easy to be in a relationship if your spouse continues to abuse you some way or the other. If you are in an abusive relationship then it is advised that you talk to someone about it. Talking about domestic violence will help you free yourself from the mental turmoil that you have been through and most importantly, the person or people that you talk to (about your problem) can also offer you good advice.

Most people believe that domestic violence is physical abuse, but this is not the case all the time because many people suffer from other forms of abuses apart from physical abuse, viz. psychological abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse. Those who are victims of domestic violence do not like to talk about their situation with someone else because of some reason or the other.  However, this is strongly disapproved because you will not be able to obtain help from others if you do not tell them that you are in an abusive relationship. When to talk to your loved ones about your problem, they will help you find ways to solve your problem. For instance, if you talk to your problem with your close friend then he or she can offer you a valuable advice. 

Do not worry that others will laugh at you or look down upon you because you are a victim of domestic violence. You are not the only person in this world who is in an abusive relationship. There are many women as well as men out there who are being abused by their respective spouses. Many of them have successfully started a new life by getting out of the relationship and you can get out of your present relationship too. Share your problem with your loved ones and they will help you fight domestic violence.

When you hide the fact that you are suffering from domestic violence, this will only add to your problems because you will have no one to talk to about your situation. There are different people that you can talk to such as your close family members, friends, support groups, police or your doctor. It is not easy to talk to others about domestic abuse when once you start, you will find that it will make your heart lighter and you will feel much better. With the help of your loved ones, you can fight domestic violence by getting yourself out of a meaningless relationship.