Domestic Violence is defined as :
A violent confrontation between family or household members involving physical harm, sexual assault or fear of physical harm.
Men account for 15% or 3.2 million people in the United States that are abused by thier partner or ex-partner every year. Men often fear that they will be made fun of or that nobody will believe them if they report the abuse.
Women who abuse men are just the same as men who abuse women. Know that the abuse is NOT your fault. Domestic abuse is not a result of substance abuse, anger, stress, a bad day at work, or anything you may have done. Domestic abuse is a learned behavior, it is about intimidation and control. You can not change their behavior or love them more or do something different. Your abuser is the only person who can change their behavior.
Many men are amused when their partner "lashes" out. Your partners violent outburst are to be taken seriously!
64% of men who call domestic violence hotlines are told such hotlines are for women only. Men can call the NATIONAL DOMESTIC ABUSE HOTLINE for help at 1-800-799-7233.