Merrill and Wolfe recommended similar suggestions, considering that SSIPV assessment and treatment should include the following aspects:.
Both approaches do not consider the peculiarities of LGB couples and the role played by factors such as homophobia Buttell and Cannon,
Battered gay men:
Less universally recognized is the occurrence of domestic violence among partners of the same sex.
It is important to acknowledge that the time it takes to recognise, and potentially leave, an abusive relationship widely differs from relationship to relationship.
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As the research highlights, most of the time, victims of violence asked friends and family for help before accessing services, thereby giving them a primary supporting role.