Emotional abuse crosses all social classes, ethnic groups, sexual orientations and religions.
The common denominators of abusers are personal, social and psychological, not demographic.
A police spokesman agreed that “Domestic abuse is no respecter of class or status.
It crosses all social boundaries – we get calls from bankers, solicitors and medical doctors, as well as office workers, artisans and bus drivers.” A few months back, a solicitor’s wife, Sharon Edwards was jailed for life for murder after a Manchester Crown Court in Britain heard how he regularly beat and belittled her husband David, before she stabbed him with a kitchen knife.
To the outside world’, “ Peter said, ‘she presented a sweet, professional veneer, a smoke screen and I went along with it because I worried about the consequences if I didn’t.’ It was only after a shocking burst of temper.
which saw his wife swing a hair-dryer at her husband, splitting his head open and causing a wound that required eight stitches in hospital, that he finally accepted he needed help.” “Ironically,” continued the report, “he was prompted by a phone call from their daughter’s school – the 11-year-old had confided in her teachers about what she’d seen Mummy do to Daddy and the school got in touch.
He has taken out a restraining order preventing her from going near him or the family home.A special needs teacher at a secondary school, she showed compassion and patience with her young charges by day but, at home, her temper knew no bounds.It was only after a shocking burst of temper, which saw Meena swing a hairdryer at her husband, splitting his head open and causing a wound that required eight stitches in hospital, that he finally accepted he needed help.Generally speaking, her style of communication doesn’t invite open and free conversation.It tends to be intimidating or manipulative and is intended to shut her husband down.