Importance of Speaking up About Family Violence
Domestic violence is a violent, aggressive, intimidating, controlling or intended behavior
that makes the family or a family member fearful (Salter 102). The conduct can be genuine or
threatened, physical, sexual, emotional, responsive or financial abuse engaged toward a household
member. It can also include intimate partner abuse or other members of the family. An intimate
relationship can be between married couples staying together, dating and even divorced (Salter
102). Family violence is an epidemic affecting people in every community, irrespective of age,
financial stability, sexual orientation, gender, belief, or ethnic group.
Family violence can occur in any household and touches on both women and men of all
ages, nations, income levels, beliefs, occupations, and talents. It frequently comes along with
emotionally insulting and controlling conduct that is only a part of a logical design of power and
control (Krizsãan et al. 73). It can lead to physical injury, mental disturbance, and in some cases
even death. The disturbing physical, mental, and emotional outcomes of family violence can cross
age groups and last a generation. Therefore, it is important to know that family violence does not
at all times come as physical abuse and emotional and psychological manipulation can usually be
just as risky as physical violence.
If there is no physical abuse, it does not mean that the abuser is not of danger to the victim
and neither does it mean that the abuse less confines the victim. Furthermore, family violence at
times continues even when the victim tries to escape, attempts to end the relationship, or looks for
help. Frequently, it increases because the abuser feels that he or she has lost power over the person
(Krizsãan et al. 69). Abusers often carry on disturbing, bothering, intimidating, and attempting to
control the person after he or she escapes. Actually, the victim is frequently in a lot of danger when
they escape or try to seek help.
Speaking up and telling the truth is very important. This is because, when one tells the
truth, others listen. Testimonials that are sensational and provocative and unsafe are thriving and
raw. Always, an admirable individual is the one who sticks to the truth and is not afraid to speak
up no matter the situation. When you chose to speak up about the issue, you might come to realize
that you are inspiring others to do the same. They will see you as their mentor, and they will even
try to do the same by being more verbal when experiencing a problem. Additionally, talking about
your problem will help get rid of you some stress. When you choose to keep quiet, you will start
having stress and a great deal of anxiety (Ailís, and Miriam 13).
Many people think that not opening up keeps them from being involved in any conflict,
but it is relatively the contrary. Keeping quiet is as much a dynamic form of communication as
speaking up. Anytime you are going through something people are aware of it since they are good
readers of mind. If you reject and do not say anything, it will not make you appear easy going. If
the situation continues and still you did not open up, people may take it as enabling and see the
issue as much your mistake as the individual who triggered the problem (Salter 108). Thus, you
may destroy trust and build hatred because people hardly thank you for keeping information.
Furthermore, lots of people are heartened by nature, and a lot of them remain silent because they
do not wish to do any harm by upsetting or criticizing someone. However, when a person or the
group is going down an unsafe path, it is self-regarding to put your own need to be contented above
the needs of the other people. Besides, by not speaking up, you may be hurting everyone you love
and wish to help.
Sometimes it is not easy to know what to say when someone makes a statement that is not
appropriate for you are even abused you physically. If you are a victim of violence or a witness
violence, it is important to stand up, speak out, and act. It is always advisable to focus on what you
can do to keep yourself as well as others safe. Domestic violence should not be taken as a private
matter, and if you suspect that family violence is happening, you should seek help from people
around you or call the police (Ailís, and Miriam 7). Moreover, talking to a friend can be of great
help because opening up to someone you trust can make you feel safe.
Although it is not at all times easy to speak out about situations, it is imperative for someone
to get better and a situation ...