Monday 20 August 2018

Those partners from hell who abuse and hurt their men

A man who is said to be 'under the thumb' may well in fact be a victim of domestic abuse, writes Niamh Horan

Abused: Alex Skeel was too terrified to report abuse from his girlfriend Jordan Worth who was jailed for seven years
Abused: Alex Skeel was too terrified to report abuse from his girlfriend Jordan Worth who was jailed for seven years
Niamh Horan

Niamh Horan

A man was standing on the golf course when he saw his wife marching towards him and his friends. When she arrived, she threw a plate of food at him with full force. The reason? He hadn't come home in time for dinner.

Although humiliating for the man, the incident was the subject of mirth among people who knew him. But if it had happened in reverse - if a man had thrown a plate at his wife because she hadn't come home in time - most people would tell her to get out. And fast.

The incident is one of hundreds on the books of Amen, Ireland's national network for men in emotionally and physically abusive relationships.

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