Domestic violence is a bigger problem than we realized because it affects not only the abused person but that person’s entire system (family, friends, colleagues, children, economy, etc.). We cannot afford to consider domestic violence as a family affair like in the past. The disease of domestic violence spreads far and wide, infecting every person in the United States. Domestic violence affects you whether you realize it or not.
Ignoring It Makes Domestic Violence A Bigger Problem
I urge you to report domestic violence and report child abuse when you suspect it. Only those unaffected by gaslighting, crazymaking, brainwashing etc. can clearly see when there’s a problem. Trust your intuition. It’s up to us to end the cycle of domestic violence – even if we fear poking our noses into somewhere it doesn’t belong (Verbal Abuse Drives Domestic Violence).
Don’t let an abuser deter you. The next time you hear screaming, banging, crying, pleading or any suspicious behavior at the neighbor’s house, call the police. Ask to remain anonymous if you fear backlash. Domestic violence is a bigger problem than the run of the mill dysfunctional family (Things Abusers Say And Do).
Besides, if your children see you ignore the domestic abuse next door, what will happen if your son or daughter gets caught in an abusive relationship? Here’s a clue: your children will think that you will ignore them if they go to you for help. You may think you’re protecting them, but children understand more about what they see and hear than we give them credit for. You cannot shield your child from domestic violence by believing the kids don’t understand what’s happening at the neighbor’s house (Domestic Violence With Children As Witnesses And Victims).
Infographic Showing How Domestic Violence Is A Bigger Problem Than We Realized
Here’s an infographic from the University of New England Online that shows how domestic violence is a bigger problem than we realized.