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What factors may spark domestic violence?

On Behalf of | May 24, 2022 | Criminal Defense

If domestic violence or intimate partner violence affects your relationship or has led to charges against you, you may not understand how the relationship devolved into this situation. According to the CDC, some factors may contribute to a person becoming a perpetrator of domestic violence.

If you face domestic violence allegations or feel trapped in a cycle of violence, understanding the factors may help you stop the cycle.

What happens in relationships?

There are a lot of factors within a relationship that may lead to violence. If you have a lot of conflict within the relationship, including jealousy or possessiveness, you have a higher likelihood of the relationship turning to physical violence.

People who associate with aggressive or antisocial peers may have a higher likelihood of committing violence. One of the significant sources of stress in a relationship is economic stress. Financial problems can make you feel like you are suffocating. Fights tend to happen more when all members of the relationship are under a lot of tension.

What happens to individuals?

If you witnessed your parents or any other adults fighting physically as a child, you may tend to gravitate towards physical violence yourself. It may come from a place of self-doubt or low self-esteem. You may be dealing with depression, anxiety or substance abuse that leads to impulsive decisions that you later regret. If you surround yourself with others who accept or justify violence, you may have difficulty turning yourself around.

When it comes to domestic violence, understanding what brought you to the place you are can help you turn around from it.