Domestic Violence Between Same-Sex Partners: Implications for Counseling

Peterman, Linda M.; Dixon, Charlotte G.
January 2003
Journal of Counseling & Development;Winter2003, Vol. 81 Issue 1, p40
Academic Journal
Over the past 2 decades, awareness and concern about the incidence and severity of domestic violence have increased. Although information about domestic violence has grown, much of the literature does not address domestic violence between same-sex partners. This article discusses the dynamics of domestic violence between partners of the same sex. The social and cultural issues in the gay and lesbian communities play a large part in perpetuating the myths of domestic violence, which keeps the abuse hidden. This article is based on an extensive review of the literature and a clinical consensus among experts in the field.


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