This is something of a delicate subject for me...and it's never been covered here on the blog. Domestic abuse is not reserved to the realm of men against women. The most unreported cases by victims are men. Statistics say that 1 in 4 women are victims; 1 in 7 are men. It's believed that those numbers would be equal if men reported the abuse. Straight guys are even more afraid to file a report than anyone. They are afraid of the ridicule by the police; and denial by the justice system.
In November 2017, police were called to the scene of a double murder-suicide. A man had shot and killed his wife and 5-year old (?) son, then shot himself in the head. Upon further investigation, it was revealed the man had called police numerous times, filed complaints, filed charges that went nowhere, and asked for restraining orders.
Just as there's no shame in what you were born with,
take no shame in protecting yourself.
Male or female, if you are a victim of domestic violence, do not remain silent. Tell someone, seek help, seek shelter. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1−800−799−SAFE (7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224