There is a special anniversary this year. It is already 30th year that we are celebrating the Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. The tradition, started by National Resource Centre on Domestic Violence, is a well-established one and many people are finally talking openly about this issue. However, domestic abuse is still an epidemic that does not show signs of slowing down. We simply know much more about it now than we did 30 years ago.
It is quite shocking, that while the term “domestic abuse” is thrown around a lot in media and public debates, many abuse victims are completely unaware that they are being abused and many abusers are ignorant that they are doing it. That is why it is crucial to educate young women and men about these destructive behavioral patterns and try to break them. If left unaddressed, the consequences of domestic abuse will continue to tear families apart and affect marital relationships, the children and also the future generations that have witnessed this behavior. [Read more…] about Domestic Abuse – Spot the Warning Signs Before It is Too Late