Understanding Domestic Violence is the key to ending it.
When a person is violent, what they want is empathy. Sometimes, we can’t give it, because we’re out of it ourselves. Understanding empathy, affirmation and their link to domestic violence is the key to ending it.
Domestic violence is something we have all engaged in
If we have folded our arms while talking to someone, we have been aggressive with them. It is passive-aggressive behaviour and it is violence – no matter how we wish to view it.
It is not useful to look down on anyone at the giving, or receiving, end of violence
What people need is help and support. They need to understand their problem, so they can acquire the knowledge they need to overcome it.
Help is available from trained psychologists, counsellors and community workers.
The steps one needs to take are as follows:
- Step 1 is to ensure both you and your partner are safe – if you feel your personal safety (it could be physical, emotional or social) is threatened, you will need to call the police. They are trained to intervene high-risk situations. Their early intervention may prevent bloodshed, and loss of what is most sacred, your life.
- Step 2 is to seek counselling – what the presence of domestic violence indicates is a lack of the awareness required to correctly match feelings to the source that is causing them. Many times, people feel angry, because they may not not treated right by their colleagues, their boss, their siblings, their family members or even random strangers. They may feel anger, which no-one can hold, indefinitely, as it hurts empathy and self-love. They may then demand this from their partner, who often, also lacks it. When they can’t get it, they may resort to violence and crime.
- An AVO can help – an AVO can assist to ensure that your safety is maintained at all times and that you are not at risk by the person you feel threatened by. At Platinum Lawyers, we can help you organise this.
Violence is not the answer, it never is
Violence is driven by anger, and it could be a path to the dark side. It could lead to hate, anger, violence and the vast canyon of disappointment that follows it.
When we understand domestic violence, we’ll resolve it
Platinum Lawyers takes no pleasure, whatsoever, in Domestic Violence cases. We would rather end domestic violence, than attend to its emotional debris in court. We are an available source that is there to be utilised when in need.
If you require any assistance regarding domestic violence, please contact us on (02) 8084 2764. or fill in our form on the top left of this page and send it to us. We will contact you as soon as we are able to.