Domestic Violence, Abuse and Neglect

2528 Words Jun 16th, 2018 11 Pages
Domestic violence is the act of being angry and taking the wrong actions about the anger. “Violence and neglect are a part of many families’ everyday lives” which should not be considered a normal thing. Physical neglect is just one portion of domestic violence. “Failure to provide food, medical care, or shelter” is described as physical neglect. “Abuse can be a whole range of physical behavior—slapping, hitting, beating, or using weapons to hurt someone. Abuse includes verbal and emotional abuse, where someone is constantly insulted [and beaten down] to feel sad and worthless.” This can also cause one to have mental issues, like depression. Is it worth it to hurt an innocent child of yours, or even someone else’s child? Domestic abuse …show more content…
The abuse is a power play designed to show you ‘who is boss.’ After abusing you, your partner feels guilt, but not over what he’s done. He’s more worried about the possibility of being caught and facing consequences for his abusive behavior.” The vicious cycle continues as the abuser thinks about what he has done. They will avoid blaming themselves, and continue to torture their victim by telling them it’s their entire fault. The predator will feed the victim many worthless excuses. The next step is normal behavior. “The abuser does everything he can to regain control and keep the victim in the relationship. He may act as if nothing has happened, or he may turn on the charm. This peaceful honeymoon phase may give the victim hope that the abuser has really changed this time” when they really have not. Oddly enough, “the abuser begins to fantasize about abusing [the victim] again” which explains the fantasy and planning stage. Again, the abuser does not blame themselves, but instead finds ways that the other person is at fault. He will plan out how to make their prey pay and follow through with their plan of abuse that is called “the set-up.” The abuser then puts the target in a situation that will “justify abusing [the victim].” An “abuser’s apologies and loving gestures in between the episodes of abuse can make it difficult to leave. He may make you believe that you are the only
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