Universal rejection truth of dating and relationships

01-Dec-2020 02:52

If you’re not financially independent – and in this economy, many of us few resources out there for male victims of domestic abuse.Many domestic abuse hotlines are set up with women in mind and aren’t trained or prepared to handle issues involving male or LGBT victims of abuse.The abuser may have convinced their partner that they happen and can be a valid fear.Similarly, gay men can find themselves at risk of a partner threatening their lives or stalking them if they leave.

In fact, I’m regularly accused – with some accuracy – of being much harder on men than I am on women.

Some may stay because they fear being accused of being the villain in the piece.

Other times, men may not leave because they fear for the safety of others.

In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, up to 26% of homosexual men, 29% of straight men and 39% of bisexual men have reported being the victims of domestic violence.

Even more men – up to 48% – experienced psychological and emotional abuse at the hands of their partners.

In fact, I’m regularly accused – with some accuracy – of being much harder on men than I am on women.Some may stay because they fear being accused of being the villain in the piece.Other times, men may not leave because they fear for the safety of others.In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, up to 26% of homosexual men, 29% of straight men and 39% of bisexual men have reported being the victims of domestic violence.Even more men – up to 48% – experienced psychological and emotional abuse at the hands of their partners.When we think of abusive relationships, we often default to the idea of a woman as the victim with a man as the perpetrator. It spans the gamut of ages and ethnicities, of sexual orientations and gender identities.