Domestic violence: Power and Control

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Shivana Per. Power and Control

Domestic violence as well as emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship as a means of control over the other person. The status of the relationship between those in a domestic violence situation varies. They can be married or unmarried; heterosexual, gay, or lesbian; living together, separated or just dating. One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. That is an estimated 1.3 million women becoming a victim of physical assault at the hands of an intimate partner each year. Although a vast majority at eighty-five percent of victims being women anyone can fall into the role of being battered regardless of age, sex, race, culture,
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Although they were able to get out of an abusive situation, they are still trapped….in their minds. The abuse has caused a great deal of psychological damage, which could take years to fix. To get back into normality it will take time, patience, and constant work. (3) They have to be able to let go of their fear and their anger, which isn’t impossible with the help of therapy along with rebuilding trust and faith in humanity once again.
No good can come about a violent relationship; it is never right to use violence to solve problems. Violence in relationships leads to death or serious physical harm. Reported in police records are one-third of female homicide victims that were killed by an intimate partner. (11) Regardless of which partner was killed, the man was previously abusive towards the woman before the murder in seventy to eighty percent of intimate partner crimes. Although not always resulting in the case of death less than one- fifth of victims who reported an injury due to violence sought medical treatment. Abusers are not evil but they are confused. They have no idea what real love is or what it should feel like and they crave it. Putting fear into the person they desire to be with is their way of keeping them around and although its not real love its love to them. Abusers themselves experience psychological damage in a way that has led them to
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