When you think of domestic violence, what kind of family life do you picture? If you’re like most people, you picture druggies, alcoholics, jobless people and poor people. While domestic violence does occur in families like those you’ve pictured, there’s a secret about domestic violence that so few know.
Domestic violence does not discriminate.
Domestic violence is color blind: Domestic violence exists in mixed racial relationships, white relationships, African American relationships, Hispanic relationships, Indian relationships, Asian relationships…every creed and color.
Domestic violence is not gender specific: While it is true that women are more likely to be abused than men, men can be victims too. The only difference is that men are even less likely to seek help than women because of embarrassment and concerns of masculinity.
Domestic violence doesn’t care about job status: Abuse can be found in the homes of CEO’s, janitors, and those that live on welfare.
Domestic doesn’t rely on substance abuse: Drug and alcohol abuse can create or intensify domestic violence situations, but a substance is not needed for domestic violence to occur.
While there are many, many more myths that could be addressed, I believe you have the idea: domestic violence can happen to anyone – to the poor, the rich, the emotionally damaged and the emotionally healthy. If you suspect that someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, I encourage you to visit my families and friends of domestic violence victims page for more tips. If you are a victim, then please visit my domestic violence victims page.