Domestic Abuse And Domestic Violence

889 Words Feb 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Domestic violence is defined as “a pattern of behavior which involves violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation” (Domestic Violence , n.d.) Domestic abuse has serious long term consequences, and can affect anyone. Whether you are a man or woman, rich or poor, black or white, domestic abuse still occurs, it is predominately impoverished women who cannot afford a good lawyer and feel they have no way out. These women are scared and have no money or means to defend themselves. There is a big elephant in the room when it come to domestic violence, women are too embarrassed to talk about it, and often those aware don’t know what to say so they ignore it. Unfortunately, domestic abuse against women does not stop once she gathers up enough courage to leave her abuser, the abuse continues by means of emotional trauma, custody battles, and difficulty in the system.

Eisikovits and Band-Winterstein (2015) examined ways in which abused women perceive themselves and how they recover after the abuse. The sample included 40 participants aged 23-84. They conducted in-depth interviews with the abused women in order to collect their data. The results of the data found the reoccurring themes in which the women suffered: “Suffering through isolation and control; enduring bodily pain; estrangement, alienation and loneliness in one’s own dwelling; time as a source of suffering; significant; others as a mirror of the self;…
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