What is now is now known as Domestic Awareness Month, originally started in October 1981 by being one single day called “Day of Unity” conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Sadly, most people think domestic violence affects only women, but the truth is it affects millions of people both male and female of any race, religion, culture, or status.
I am sure y’all already know what is considered domestic violence, but I am going to dig a little deeper into this for you. Although domestic violence is largely due to hitting, there are other factors that can be considered domestic violence as well. Yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threatening, isolation, stealing a paycheck, keeping tabs online, non-stop texting, constant use of the silent treatment and name calling are also considered domestic violence.
The US Department of Justice estimates 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims…
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