One of the most common uses of polygraph examinations is to help get to the truth in troubled relationships. Many couples argue, never knowing the truth behind the other persons side. There is an increasing trend in couples resorting to polygraph examination in order to discern the truth about cheating, joint finances, alcohol and chemical dependency issues, child abuse, or otherwise lying to them. An increasing number of troubled couples are citing lie-detector results as the final straw which led them to file for divorce. The American Polygraph Association does not gather statistics about their members testing, but the board chairman of the association believes that at least 15% of the hundreds of thousands of polygraph tests administered each year regarding relationship disputes.
If you suspect any of the above, and live in the Carolinas, please feel free to call The Polygraph Examiner at (800) 497-9305 to see if we can help assess the truth.
- Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.1
- Worldwide, at least 33% of women have been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, by a member of her own family.1
- Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. 1
- Up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually. 1
- Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup. 1
- 74% of Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. 2
- On average, more than three women and one man are murdered by their intimate partners in this country EVERY DAY. 3
Anyone any an abusive relationship should seek immediate assistance from a trained and professional family counselor. They will be able to recommend whether to bring in the authorities and at the very least, provide next step suggestions.
See our article about discussing your relationship struggle with The Polygraph Examiner.
- http://domesticviolencestatistics.org/domestic-violence-statistics/ [↩]
- Allstate Foundation National Poll on Domestic Violence, 2006. Lieberman Research Inc. [↩]
- Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief, Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001, February 2003. Bureau of Justice Statistics, Intimate Partner Violence in the U.S. 1993-2004, 2006. [↩]