There is a general misconception that only women are victims of domestic violence. But men are also victims of domestic violence, which has an impact both physically and psychologically. Abuse can happen to anybody regardless of their social, financial, or educational status. Men try to cover up the abuse happening on them due to several reasons.
How to Identify?
Men do not tell what happened behind closed doors, but some signs hint about physical or emotional or psychological abuse. In today’s society, there is more help available to men from their surroundings, family, friends, and work colleagues. If you notice these warning signs of abuse in a friend, family member, or work colleague, please think about how you can help him escape.
Physical Signs of Domestic Violence in Men
- Bruises on the arms
- Red or other marks on the neck
- Sprained Wrists
- Busted Lips
- Black Eyes
It is common for men to cover these signs with a cloth. Wearing long sleeves in hot summer, heavier makeup than usual, and wearing sunglasses inside the house are the most common signs of physical abuse.
Emotional Signs of Domestic Violence in Men
Domestic abuse can, of course, can take a severe emotional toll, creating a sense of helplessness, hopelessness, or despair. Signs of emotional abuse include
- Loss of interest in most daily activities
- Talking about suicide
- Getting addicted to drugs or alcohol
- Sleeping too much or very less
- Extremely apologetic or meek
- Having extreme anxiety, agitation, or constant apprehension
- Developing low self-esteem
The above symptoms can also be developed due to many other reasons but are typical signs of men trapped in an abusive relationship.
Even in developed countries like the USA, men are victims of Domestic violence. Claims of abuse made by men often become suspicious, but many organizations can help in a hopeless situation. You need to consult an experienced attorney to help you if you are a man facing domestic violence or abuse. Alice Pare is having over 30 years of experience in handling domestic violence cases against men. Contact us at 310-515-1190 for a free initial consultation.