What Is Physical Abuse?
Physical abuse consists of abuse in which one person physically abuses to another that causes physical pain. That includes hitting, slapping, pinching, pushing, throwing and breaking objects at another person, assaulting another person with an object or anything that brings physical pain or discomfort to another. Physical abuse can result in bruises, black eyes due to sleepless night, broken bones, internal injuries, brain concussion and even death to certain extent.
Most individuals are surprised when they actually become the victim of such physical abuse. Either women or men who may have been physically abused by their partner may feel surprised about the physical abuse which could
have never thought off. Other victims have the previous knowledge about that the partner could become physical at any point of time. Often victims take on guilt about the physical abuse they are getting, as they are the one who is responsible for the physical abuse. There may be some victims of domestic violence who live in such domestic violence and deny that they are in an abusive relationship in a hope of future of their children. Some abused individuals may even make excuses for their partner who is abusing them.
Women report that the physical violence that they receive from their partner when they are pregnant or when their children are too young. This might increase the abuse that give the feeling to the abuser that the women is more concern about the individual who is small child or not even born.
Some women are intimidated manipulated into not reporting the abuse they are receiving out of concern for another person. The women may find they are in a relationship with a batterer who is threatening that can harm to their children, parents, or any other family member or even to himself through threats of suicide. The women tend to believe that their partner might carry out such threats.
Men are unable to report such physical abuse that they are receiving from their female partner because they feel shame of getting abuse by a female counterpart. Many men are taught from a young age that they should be strong and tough, so they deny of any physical abuse from their female partner. Men may also choose to stay in a physically abusive relationship is out of concern for his children. He feels it is necessary to stay with an abusive wife so the children do not become her victims.
Several victims of physical abuse often hide the abuse from others. They also tend to give up some excuses for their bruises or injuries that has caused by physical abuse.
If you are a victim of domestic violence help are available. You can call the local police or some groups who can help you out with such domestic violence.