Why So Many Domestic Violence Cases Go Unreported

Why So Many Domestic Violence Cases Go Unreported: A Discussion from Elgin, IL Domestic Violence Counseling Professionals

According to a 2018 US Department of Justice survey, only 47% of domestic violence cases are reported annually. That means that more than half of domestic abuse cases go unreported and unchecked in the USA, and Elgin is no exception.

So, why do so many domestic violence cases go unreported?

Here, we’ll discuss some of the reasons that victims fail to report domestic violence and why so many perpetrators go unpunished.

It is vital that you take any signs of domestic abuse seriously. Domestic violence counseling could save someone’s life, so can getting someone away from a dangerous situation.

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Why do people abuse other people?

Why Do People Abuse Other People?

No matter the reason, abuse is never okay.

In the United States alone, around 20 people per minute are abused by an intimate partner. These types of relationships often lead to vicious cycles that can be difficult to break free from.

While there is no excuse or justification for abusive behavior, there are reasons why it occurs. To gain a better understanding, it helps to examine the typical characteristics of an abuser as well as the thought processes that lead to abuse.

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Living with someone who has PTSD

PTSD and Marriage: Living with Someone Who Has PTSD

Almost 8% of the population will have PTSD at some point in their lives.

While it’s common for people who have served in the military to experience PTSD, it can also be experienced by a person who goes through any number of traumas.

PTSD can put a strain on even the strongest relationships if you don’t know how to treat it properly.

It’s important you learn the best way to deal with PTSD and marriage early in the relationship so you can have a meaningful union.

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Learning to Love Again After Domestic Violence

Learning to Love Again After Domestic Violence

There are a lot of things from past relationships that we can self-determine as baggage. There are things we know we’ll need to work on or learn about, and then there are things we might not fully be aware of or understand. Those things usually pop up without us knowing.

Domestic violence is somehow both of those things: known and unknown. Defined and undefined. We know it’ll still hurt in the future, but we really have no idea how or to what extent.

It might seem like we’ll never love again. We might feel as though we don’t deserve it, or we feel that we have no clue how to do it again. How do we start again, all over, after already being hurt so much?

We’re here to tell you that loving again after domestic violence is possible and within reach. Here’s how to learn to love again.

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