Cycle Of Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behaviors as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by an intimate partner against another according to the Nation Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Through domestic violence comes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse, and stalking, which are all frequently present in violent situations. Domestic violence can be categorized with intimate violent partner domestic abuse, family violence, spousal abuse, dating violence, wife abuse, and battering. Some of the behaviors that are seen in domestic violence relationships are intimidation, manipulation, humiliation, isolation,…show more content…
The tension building stage is when “the abuser may be extremely critical, bullying, moody and demanding”( Women's Resource Center | Helping You | Domestic Violence). This will make the abuser feel somewhat in control and will try to prevent going into the explosive stage. The explosive stage is when “the abuser’s behavior escalates to physical or extreme emotional violence” (Women's Resource Center | Helping You | Domestic Violence). In this stage the abuser thinks that they are control even when it has now become physical and emotional abuse. The honeymoon stage is when “the abuser may repeatedly express what appears to have genuine feelings of remorse and may shower his partner with attention or gifts and may promise to “never do it again” or to get counseling” (Women's Resource Center | Helping You | Domestic Violence). By this stage the victim is willing to put in the effort of forgiving the abuser from his gifts and words to just stop the violence. However, with the presence of violence victims will most likely experience of the cycle that will eventually increase with
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