Domestic Violence: Breaking Down Misconceptions and Hidden Facts


One of many problems facing the world today is domestic violence. October’s status as Domestic Violence Awareness Month thereby presents an opportunity to educate the public about this form of abuse, how it works, and how to tackle it.

When the average individual hears about domestic violence, they think about a husband sexually or physically abusing his wife. Though domestic violence can also include someone refusing to let their spouse work, threatening to harm their relatives, and more.

Unfortunately, despite the prevalence of domestic violence, there are still some misconceptions and other lesser-known facts about this problem. With that in mind, there’s no time like the present to shine a light and reveal the truth.

Breaking down misconceptions about domestic violence

Many abusers and perpetrators of domestic violence try to justify their actions by saying they “lost control” of themselves. However, this is simply not true. In fact, domestic violence happens for the sole purpose of the abuser controlling their victim.