Wife / husband abuse
Wife / husband abuse is the deliberate act of causing physical or mental suffering on the spouse. It usually occurs when they are in conflict or unable to control their own emotion. The problem of wife abuse is more serious than that of husband abuse and therefore the husband becomes the major abuser. However, the cases of husband abuse are on a rise recently.
The causes of wife / husband abuse
There are plenty of factors that contribute to spouse abuse. The common factors include:
Am I an abusive husband?
To check if you are an abusive husband, please recall if you had behaved in any of the following ways towards your wife in the past:
Verbally abused your wife
Threatened your wife
Hurt your wife with weapons
Prevented your wife from going out to work
Prevented your wife from managing the domestic finance
Prevented your wife from having enough money to deal with the basic needs of life
Slapped your wife
Struck and kicked your wife
Forced your wife to have sex with you
If you answer "Yes" to any of the above questions, you may have already abused your wife in different ways.
Tips of preventing wife abuse
Ways of coping with abuse
Wife abuse is a serious issue. To stop the abuse situation from getting worse, the husband and the wife should seek assistance from specialists (e.g. social worker).
Social Welfare Department's Hotline Tel : 2343 2255
Christian Family Service Centre Man's Hotline (Every Tue, Thu, Sat; 10:00am-10:00pm) Tel : 2787 1355
Harmony House Third Path Man Hotline (Every Mon, Wed, Fri; 2:00pm-10:00pm) Phone : 2295 1386
Against Child Abuse Ltd. Hotline Phone : 2755 1122
Caritas Hong Kong Family Service Hotline : 2649 1100