In this article, I will discuss possible actions you can take on the question “What to do if my wife hits me”. Domestic violence against men refers to physical abuse or violence experienced by men in a domestic setting, such as marriage or cohabitation. Domestic violence against men, like domestic violence against women, maybe a crime, but laws vary by jurisdiction. Men who report domestic violence may face social stigma due to a perceived lack of machismo or other derogations of their masculinity. Furthermore, intimate partner violence (IPV) against men is generally less recognized by society than IPV against women, which can act as an additional barrier to men reporting their situation.
Understanding Men’s Violence
According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, male victimization is a significant public health issue (NISVS).
Nearly a quarter of men in the United States have experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime. Approximately one in every ten men in the United States has experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner and has reported some form of IPV-related impact. Fear, concern for safety, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder were among the most commonly reported IPV-related impacts among male victims.
Male Victimization Statistics
According to survey data, men are more likely than women to experience intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking. The majority of first-time victimizations occur before the age of 25, with many victims experiencing violence for the first time before the age of 18.
Intimate Partner Abuse
Approximately one in every three men has experienced sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lives.
Almost 56% of men who were victims of contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner were victims of these or other forms of violence by that partner before the age of 25.
What to do if your wife hits you
If your wife hits you, the first thing to remember is that she doesn’t want to do it. She may be angry, frustrated, or upset but she’s not trying to hurt you. She might even feel guilty afterward and blame herself for what happened. And while there are things you can do to help her through this difficult time, it’s important not to take it personally.
The best thing to do if your wife hits you is to get away from her as quickly as possible. If she’s in the middle of hitting you, leave immediately and lock yourself in another room so she can’t follow you. If necessary, call the police — they won’t arrest her for hitting you but they will arrest her if she continues hitting you after being told not to by them (and they will have grounds for doing so).
If your wife isn’t in immediate danger and wants space from you, try talking calmly with her about why she hit you and how much of a problem it is for both of you that this happened. Your goal is to help her understand how much damage was done by this incident and why it’s important for both of