Dating someone with a history of domestic violence
Statistics from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence so at least 20 people are likely to be abused in the US by an intimate partner. Although abuse is likely to affect a person regardless of his or her gender, 1 in 4 women are likely to be affected compared to just one in 7 men.
Although, statistically, during this pandemic, unfortunately, domestic violence rates have gone up, especially as I’ve noticed in my state of Indiana, as I’m sure around the world.
Statistics show that during the COVID19 pandemic, cases of domestic violence in the US have increased rapidly, and experts blame the economic impact of the disease as the main reason. Since the outbreak, many companies have reduced their workforce by laying off workers, while others have closed their doors entirely. This has put many families in America in dire financial straits, leading to an increase in domestic violence.
Most survivors of domestic violence agree that dating someone who has had a history of abuse can be a difficult and nerve-wracking job. Those who have experienced abuse are likely to have a lot of trouble connecting with potential partners on an emotional level.
They may find it difficult to trust people or may feel as if their ideas of what constitutes a healthy/unhealthy relationship have been distorted by the actions of their abusive partner. These feelings are completely normal.
Others have no problem giving past abusers a second chance as long as there is evidence of professional intervention in the past along with a good history of positive behavior change. They are better at knowing in advance that someone has engaged in abuse before risking their safety. But experts warn that people with a pattern of violence don’t always change quickly, and that it’s not reasonable to expect them to change their behavior immediately.
Most of the world no longer respects men who resort to physical violence in order to manipulate, intimidate or control women through fear. However, domestic violence is still a global problem. But this does not mean that people who have repented should not be given a second chance.
People have the ability to change, that fact is undeniable. However, they must demonstrate a strong commitment to change in every aspect of their lives. But even taking this fact into account, change is often easier said than done.
First, consider that many causal factors fuel these behaviors, and most are learned attitudes and feelings of privilege and entitlement. All of this can be very difficult to change for many people, and so the percentage of abusers who want to change is very low.
Also, you should check how the person’s behavior has changed since they last received therapy. As mentioned earlier, domestic violence comes from learned behavioral patterns and these can be difficult to change for some people. Therefore, you need to be sure that the person’s behavior has changed.
What do you think about dating someone with a history of domestic violence? I would like to know!
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