One in four men experience domestic abuse, but few seek help. They may remain silent for fear of not being believed, feeling ashamed, or losing their children. Domestic violence and abuse can have serious physical and psychological effects on both men and their children.
Abuse comes in many forms such as being humiliated, repeatedly belittled, threatened, or having one’s possessions destroyed. In an abusive situation, a man should seek help by calling an experienced therapist or domestic violence hotline. He should never retaliate. He should report all incidences of abuse, and be prepared to leave, taking evidence, important documents, and medical records.
We have witnessed an increase in the incidence of men facing these difficult challenges, and have seen families heal through such challenges.