These stressors, that appear to be associated to IPV, reflected the experience of Sexual Minority Stress, a model developed by Meyer with regard to members of a stigmatized group who experienced unique and additional stressors that nobody outside the group could ever experience.
Social attitudes. Views Read Edit View history. WIthin the LGBTQ community, intimate partner violence occurs at a rate equal to or even higher than that of the heterosexual community.
Violence Against Women. Link Copied. Both heterosexual and homosexual victims commonly listed the following aspects as reasons to stay: love for the partner, financial and emotional dependency on the partner, Merrill and Wolfe, A further hypothesis supposed that additional and hidden power dynamics may contribute to the occurrence of IPV.
Occasionally, in case patients refuse to participate in group therapy, group therapy activities can be adapted to individual cases.
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Further, The effectiveness of couple therapy increased when combined with either individual or group therapy Ristock and Timbang, ; Gilbert et al. LGB victims of IPV were prone to seek help from informal resources particularly friends Scherzer, ; Merrill and Wolfe, ; Turell, , although there was a rather high percentage of people who turned to health care providers and family Scherzer, ; Merrill and Wolfe, ; Turell, ; on the contrary, organizations specifically designed with the purpose of addressing IPV seemed to have the lowest utilization rates Lanzerotti, Cross national comparison of gay and lesbian domestic violence.
Sexual orientation. Anticipated stigma, that also functions at the interpersonal level, was regarding concerns related to whether others will react with disapproval or rejection toward the survivor when they learn about the IPV, thereby affecting the decision to seek help.