Abused husbands, Violent wives

My mother once said “I always taught my daughter that she should leave any man who raised his hand to strike her. But I never realised that I would have to teach my sons that lesson and I regret it.”

Unfortunately, I am the person who caused her to make this remark. I am part of a rare but growing species in India – I am an abused husband.

In the three years that we were a couple, my ex-wife and I had the type of relationship that most people think only exists in soap operas. But the drama was painfully real.

We hear cases of women who are beaten by their husbands or male partners. And we rightly admire women who survive abusive husbands.

When I got married in 1998, I didn’t expect a quarrelsome mother-in-law.who misguide her daughter to breakup her marriage. When my marriage failed, my wife adopted her habit of shouting vulgarities , insult at home and in public so as to embarrass and harass me – as if I was solely responsible for the break-up of the marriage.

We hear cases of women who are beaten by their husbands or male partners. And we rightly admire women who survive abusive husbands.

In India, the Government has been working with groups like NCW / WCD affiliates. The Woman’s

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