Domestic violence is any type of behavior that is used by someone to control their partner. It should be noted that until now violence is still rife around us. Even worse, victims can experience various negative impacts on their lives. One of the impacts is the disruption of the victim’s mental health, or the risk of physical injury.
Many cases of violence have occurred over the years, because victims tend to find it difficult to deal with the physical and verbal violence they receive. However, what needs to be known, no one deserves violence from a partner. The following are some ways to address domestic violence that can be done.
1. Don’t beat yourself up
Most victims often blame themselves for the acts of violence received from their partners. However, this should not be done, because no violence either psychological or physical can be justified. Therefore, it is important to instill in the mind that you do not deserve to be treated roughly. Also, forgive yourself, because the treatment you receive is not your fault, but your partner’s fault.
2. Be assertive
The next way that needs to be done is to be firm with your partner. It’s important to take this act of violence firmly, and demand that your partner apologize. Therefore, never condone violence that occurs by allowing it and doing nothing. Also make sure to have the courage to defend yourself by fighting when you get treatment that your partner shouldn’t be doing.
3. Prepare evidence
Also make sure to prepare evidence that can show your partner committing acts of violence. Because, this is very important if the situation gets worse, you can prove that your partner actually committed an act of violence. Especially if your partner is manipulative and tries to slander you by distorting the facts.
4. Seek help or assistance
It is important to seek help, especially professional help such as a psychologist or marriage counselor. This can be done if you and your partner still want to maintain your marriage. You can visit a psychologist to tell the problems that exist in your household, and ask for the right advice. Besides that, you and your partner can also visit a marriage counselor to find the best results.