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When we think of domestic violence, we don’t often hear about husbands being abused. It’s usually the wife who is the reported sufferer. Yet, many husbands are the victims of spousal abuse.

When a man is a victim of his wife’s physical abuse, he is both shamed by the assaults of his wife and shamed by society for not ‘controlling’ her better. Men are considered ‘wimps’ for letting their wives beat them or for complaining about their wives’ attacks.

With the prospect of being viewed as ‘wimps’ or having the assaults by their wives not believed or minimized by the general public and law enforcement, it’s no wonder few men report their abuse or discuss it openly.

However, a Muslim man identified as Merbaan has taken to social media to open up about how his marriage hits the rock as a result of domestic violence.

According to him, he divorced his wife because she verbally, mentally and physically abused him.

He tweeted: “As a Muslim man I will probably be of a minority who speak up, nevertheless I will speak up. I left my ex because I was abused for the duration of my marriage. When I say abused I mean verbally, mentally & yes, physically. I will not remain silent for the men who suffer too.”

My wife beats and abuses me — Muslim man says as he leaves his marriage

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