If you have been a victim of domestic abuse, you need to assess the risks to you and your family members. You do not want to live under the same roof with someone or people that get violent and hurt you or your loved ones. Physical injury is often considered the biggest risk to the victims of domestic violence.
Victims that live with violent people that abuse alcohol and other substances face the highest risk of physical injury. That’s because of the fact that under the influence of alcohol, the aggressor may use weapons or strength that they wouldn’t use if they were in their right mind.
It is wise to report cases of physical violence to authorities as it can easily be proven in court. If, however, you feel intimidated, you and your loved ones should leave the aggressor until they are completely reformed. Women face the biggest risk of injury during domestic violence instances, as they are often weaker than the aggressors. It is also mostly because they are often intimidated by their violent partners.