Counseling services for those individuals who emotionally and physically harass their partners often ends on a somber note. The individual realizes that his or her tendency to dominate the other person was always a cry for help. Just as the victim is provided counseling to overcome the trauma, the abuser is also provided counseling to identify the flaws in his or her own mindset and work behavior.
This means that those people who abuse their partners are not strong and dominant. Rather, they are weak and pathetic people who are trying their best to hide their flaws by abusing their partner. It is important to prove the other individual as inferior so that the weak individual can convince himself or herself that weakness is not a problem.
This is the reason why the mere threat of legal action is sufficient to bring a majority of abusive husbands in line. Once matters end in the courts and once the court orders in favor of the women, the men quickly back out of the confrontation and prefer to grumble and complain in the privacy of their homes.
If you are a lawyer, you can take advantage of this tendency to provide relief to battered women. You can offer to represent them for free in courts of law. The mere fact that the wife can now threaten the husband with legal action and can opt for divorce instead of living in an abusive relationship can make a huge difference.
Despite your offer, many women may prefer sticking to their abusive husband. However, the fact that there is somebody out there for them who will fight for them has a very positive effect on their mindset.
In such a scenario, whether you offer your services directly to the abused women or whether you work through a charitable organization that will provide additional services as well, you can be rest assured of making a huge difference.