Our first principle in Vaisnava families is to see the spouse as a Vaisnava first and foremost, any type of spousal/family abuse is Vaisnava apradha, offending Krishna’s devotees, and has serious spiritual consequences. Although it varies state to state, most physical abuse is also a criminal offense.
The following link may be useful in recognizing abuse and getting help.
Strengthening the Bonds that Free Us seminar: gtc brochure 2017
For Men Only: We can Fix Anything
Directory of Counselors