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Joke Silva speaks on how to prevent domestic violence

by Adenike Akindude
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Nollywood actress Joke Silva who has been married to Nollywood Actor, Olu Jacobs for years gave her opinion about domestic violence in marriage and how it can be avoided.

Joke Silva revealed this in her interview with Punch newspapers. She said there are times couples get angry with each other but they must be aware of the point they need to stop.

She revealed that there are times she also gets angry with her husband and there are moments he is also angry. According to her, at that point she sense that there is trouble and then stops.

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Here are excerpts from the Interview:

What are your thoughts on domestic violence?

I think I’m very happy that more women are coming out and talking about it. The partners must give themselves space once the violence starts. I think it is the most spirit destroying action that one can take. I think it is sad when relationships get to that point.

Can a woman really provoke a man into beating her?

I think in relationships, especially when we are angry with each other I think it gets to that point when you understand that you should withdraw. Like sometimes when I counsel young people, I tell them that there is a tone that you recognize that if I push any further I will be in trouble. When you hear that you will hold, you will see it. It’s in the eyes, you can’t hide it.

There is something I also want to mention that there is a violence that people don’t associate with domestic violence and that is emotional violence. Emotional violence is a violence that is so deadly you don’t see it. It damages the person psychologically and I think the onus is on those who love them.

You can also read this: Lagos State residents can now dial 6820 to report domestic violence

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