It is a common misconception that women and children are the only victims of domestic abuse. In reality, violence against men in the home is a very real problem, though one that often goes unreported. While it is difficult to know how many men are affected by domestic abuse and domestic violence, some estimates say that up to 300,000 men are harmed by their spouses or loved ones each year. Why do so many instances of abuse go unreported? Experts say that many men don’t want anyone to know they are being harmed, while others may also be suffering from verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse that keeps them from seeking help or reporting crimes.
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Divorce and Child Custody Attorney Serving Bellevue and Seattle Washington