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Marital Abuse

marital abuse Marital abuse also commonly known as domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors by one partner against another in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, or cohabitation. Domestic violence, so defined, has many forms, including physical aggression or assault (hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, slapping, throwing objects), or threats thereof; sexual abuse; emotional abuse; controlling or domineering; intimidation; stalking; passive/covert abuse (e.g., neglect); and economic deprivation. Awareness, perception, definition and documentation of domestic violence differ widely from country to country, and from era to era.

Unfortunately, marital abuse against either women or men appears to be increasing in our society. Just as the divorce rate is steadily climbing, violence committed by husbands or wives on their spouses seems to be occurring more often.

For many stuck in an abusive marriage their plight seems hopeless to them. They have the dilemma of not knowing how to escape this unhappy marital relationship accompanied by the fear of retribution from their spouse. What can they do?

Planning how to get out of an abusive marriage and subsequently going through the separation or divorce process can be a nightmare. However, according to Cathi Adams, author of “Divorce Secrets: What Every Women Should Know“, it doesn’t have to be!

Actually by staying in an abusive marriage, you are endangering your very life, as chances are that one of these days, it could easily end up in tragic consequences for you. Making the effort to get some knowledge on divorce and what you can do to ensure that you do not leave your abusive marriage with scars that extend to your financial situation could be the beginning of real freedom for you.

You do not have to risk your life in an abusive marriage anymore if you can gain enough knowledge about how to secure the next stage of your life. This is the knowledge that will free you from the fear of the unknown that is keeping you in a marriage that you really should have gotten out of a long time ago. You will quickly learn that there is really nothing to be so frightened about and that when you learn a few important facts you suddenly find yourself with many more realistic options and possibilities. Knowledge is indeed awesome power.

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