Domestic violence is commonly associated with mistreatment of women. There are different forms of domestic violence that affect men, women and children. This is abuse that happens in multiple forms including physical, emotional and mental. There are numerous cases of domestic violence each year with people being abusive toward their significant other, partner or their family members. While there are different organizations, coalitions and help lines available to get abused victims the support they need, why are there people not taking advantage of their support services? There are people who do not have to deal with the abuse and continue to do so anyway.
Domestic violence occurs when the person committing it has issues with control. Some that commit such abusive acts experienced the abuse themselves earlier in life. Few think this is the way they should treat others as this form of control is all they know. For others they feel this is an acceptable way to show they care for others when it is not. There are excuses given by those that commit such acts that are often unacceptable. At the same time it is a problem that continues to be ignored since so many people deal with it without coming forward.
We can learn about abusive behavior patterns and develop strategies for helping people deal with it. But, does these antics actually work and to what extent? We know abuse can occur at any time and it can happen to anyone, but where does the line cross when it is considered wrong? Some people deal with forms of abuse and do so for so long they do not care anymore. There are agencies that help people deal with abuse but what happens when a person decides to go back to that unhealthy environment? Do such organizations that provide support and assistance offer enough to help people understand this behavior is not right in society?
Domestic violence has led to people losing their lives over nonsense. Some countries condone domestic violence on women when they do not enforce measures to stop it. There is much more work to do in understanding why people treat others unfairly. Researchers may understand possible reasons for ongoing behavior patterns in victims and in those who commit abuse. This form of abusive has become too common, yet people still have issues in not reporting it. Victims need ways to help them see past fear when trying to get out of bad situations involving abuse.