Why Do Women, Rich Or Poor Remain In Abusive Relationships?
Although many women have moved from the backroom to the boardroom, there are still inequities when it comes to their relationships. Along with the employment gains women have made, there are still remarkably high numbers of women, rich or poor who choose to remain in relationships where domestic violence is prevalent.
I was asked basically the same question by Geraldo Rivera. He posed it in relation to how I would counsel Rihana, a high-profile victim of domestic abuse inflicted upon her by her celebrity boyfriend, Chris Brown. Before I answer the question, let me share some statistics from my recently published book, “How To Get To The Palace From Your Prison: Joseph’s 14-Step Program to Overcome Loneliness, Depression, Discrimination, Barrenness, & Abuse”
Estimates range from 960,000 incidents of violence against a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend per year, to three million women who are physically abused by their husband or boyfriend per year. Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex , or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Nearly one-third of American women (31 percent) report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives, according to a 1998 Commonwealth Fund survey. Women are seven to 14 times more likely than men to report suffering severe physical assaults from an intimate partner. The health-related costs of rape, physical assault, stalking, and homicide by intimate partners exceed five point eight billion dollars each year (CDC study). On average, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in this country every day. In 2000, 1,247 women were killed by an intimate partner. The same year, 440 men were killed by an intimate partner.
In a nutshell, from my experience women, rich or poor, remain in abusive situations typically because of low self-esteem, fear, conditioning, exposure as a child to domestic or child abuse in the home, poverty or the inability to financially provide for themselves and their offspring.The key to solving the problem of domestic abuse is multifaceted. Providing housing, employment, and food will not make the problem go away. This is clearly evident in the fact that domestic abuse does not discriminate and is found all over the world regardless of income, race or class. Please note that domestic violence is also found among lesbian and gay couples.
The approach to solving domestic violence will take the cooperative effort of first of all the couple, who must acknowledge that there is a problem and they must be willing to seek help. If they chose to stay together, not only does the victim need help, but also the abuser, who often suffered abuse at the hands of a parent or someone in authority over them at some point in their life. It is said that it takes a village to raise a family. To end domestic violence we will need all the resources that a village can offer to come together and work side by side- family, relatives, friends, police, school, counseling agencies, the church, government and legislation to end this dysfunctional behavior that is eroding the fabric and stability of families and relationships all over the world. Let's put and end to domestic violence against men, women and children today! Any ideas on how we can get started? Let me hear from you.
© 2009 C. Joyce Farrar-Rosemon
You Can Be A Winner At Life!
Free advice now available online!
Let's Chat- Online Support Group
Click to find answers to questions about employment, relationships, finances, money saving ideas,
marriage, sex, dating, career & family. For a private response, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This site is an open forum in which contributors seek to empower readers to achieve their life goals. C. Joyce Farrar-Rosemon and other guest speakers are not responsible or liable for the advice given. The advice given in this
column is not a substitute for counseling from a licensed professional. If you are in an emergency situation dial 911 immediately. Click now for National Resources dealing with depression, loneliness, suicide, child abuse and domestic violence.
Do you have a story to tell that will inspire others or a book or poem that you’ve written and want some exposure? How about a song, play, or a rap song? If so, click now and send me an email now and I will consider interviewing you on the Inspirational Voices Radio Show. I am your host, C. Joyce Farrar-Rosemon- dedicated, empowered and anointed to bring out the best in you!
CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO ENTER CONTEST
Author, Certified Educator, Radio Host, Therapist, Wife, Mom, Motivational Speaker, and Friend! BA, SM, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, Ed.S, Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia 2007 National Twinkie Award Nominee for "Best Motivational Speaker, 5 Minutes or less". Author of several best sellers!
To purchase any of the books at a 33% discounted savings click now on the titles below:
Who Stole My Blanket? 6 Easy Steps to Rebuild Your Life After an Income Loss
"How To Get To The Palace From Your Prison, Joseph's 14 Step Program to Overcome Loneliness, Depression, Discrimination, Barrenness & Abuse"
"How To Be The Head And Not The Tail, A Christian Manifesto for Making Six Figures!"
AVAILABLE NOW! Having trouble staying afloat each month? Do you want financial stability in your life and peace of mind?Recreate yourself and learn how to experience prosperity in your life now in spite of the economy by following these 6 Easy Steps! Click now for a FREE PREVIEW before you buy.
Click now to purchase an autographed copy.
AVAILABLE NOW! Do you wonder what your purpose is in life, feel lonely or depressed? Are you trying to recover from abuse, divorce? Are you having problems with companionship, discrimination ? HOW to GET to The PALACE From YOUR PRISON! Joseph’s 14-Step Program to Overcome Loneliness, Depression, Discrimination, Barrenness, & Abuse so, will guide you through the process. Click now to download a FREE PREVIEW before you buy.
Click now to purchase an autographed copy.
ORDER NOW at special discount prices-- How To Be The Head And Not The Tail! (A Christian Manifesto For Making Six Figures). Joyce outlines the Christian principles and policies that can help every believer succeed in business. She shares how she turned $10.00 in start-up funds into a six-figure income and details how the reader can develop their own business using her plan.
Click now to purchase an autographed copy.
Do you need help in starting a Women's Empowerment Support Group? Do you need guidance in running one? Do you want to coach others? If so, start your own Women's Empowerment Support Group today. Click now to download your FREE FACILITATOR'S GUIDE for Who Stole My Blanket? 6 Easy Ways to Rebuild Your Life After An Income Loss.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
Women's Empowerment Seminars Sign-Up List
Sign up now to host a Women's Empowerment Workshop in your city, school, church, or for your women's group.
Joyce In The News
Click to see a partial list of the numerous periodicals and radio shows
featuring Joyce. For free weekday inspirational messages click here.
Women’s Support and Networking Speakers’ Group© is an online forum established to promote workshops designed to empower and support women. Our mission is to use our collective talents at writing, speaking, and motivating to organize, plan and promote for our members speaking engagements, book fairs, conferences, retreats, support groups, etc. Budding and established authors, poets, and playwrights who want to present their writings and receive support and feedback are welcome. Motivational speakers, new and seasoned, are particularly welcome to join and support our goal of empowering women through workshops, the printed word, one-on-one coaching, and mentoring. Writing suggestions, articles, and conferences will be shared among members. Click now to join us now! Help contribute to other writers' success, make your writing a best seller, network, mentor, advertise, and/or promote your workshop with other like-minded successful women.
Spend a Weekend With Us that Will Ever Change Your Life!
Register Now for The Women Arise & Be Healed 2014 Wellness Conference
If you are ready to have a life altering experience, click on the photo above
to register for the Women Arise & Be Healed 2014 Wellness Conference.