Domestic Violence: Turning empathy into action

For generations people have been demonstrating the skilful ability to be empathic. Right now, someone is putting empathy into action because they understand that we are all connected.

Yet in the home of those enduring domestic violence, empathy is very low. Perpetrators of domestic violence most usually lack the ability to empathize and this detachment makes them void of feeling guilty within.

Victims in turn do not learn empathy skills and they are at risk for internal instability.

By Sherna Alexander Benjamin