If you are in a long-term relationship, you undoubtedly know how difficult it can be to make these relationships work. Still, frequent arguing is not necessarily bad. In fact, according to Psychology Today, arguments can make a relationship stronger. No relationship should become violent or abusive, however.
False domestic violence allegations have the potential to ruin your life in many different ways. Not only may you have to fight criminal charges, but domestic violence also has a considerable social stigma. Given these harsh consequences, why would anyone lie about domestic violence?
Punishment is perhaps the most common reason to make up untrue domestic violence accusations. If your partner believes you have done something wrong, he or she may try to harm you by saying something that is an outright lie.
It is not uncommon for domestic abusers to accuse their intimate partners of engaging in the same behaviors. Consequently, if you have been a victim of domestic violence, your partner may falsely claim you have assaulted him or her.
If you are going through a bitter divorce or custody battle, your partner may try to gain an unfair advantage over you. That is, he or she may falsely accuse you of domestic abuse to achieve a more favorable position in the courtroom.
Your partner may not want your relationship to come to an end. He or she also may not want to be the person who is responsible for its downfall. Making up domestic violence allegations may garner your partner some sympathy from family members, friends and others.
Ultimately, regardless of his or her motivations, your partner should not be able to destroy your good reputation by falsely accusing you of domestic violence.