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Physical And Violence : The Consequences Of Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence is not just physical abuse; it can also be emotional, mental and sometimes even sexual. It also doesn’t just affect the victim of domestic violence, but also the children for life. As far back in my childhood as I can remember I watched my mother endure physical, emotional, and mental pain from her significant others. As a young child, there wasn’t much I could do to protect her, but I always tried, or thought that I was anyways. My sisters and I awakened in the night to the sounds of screaming, yelling, things breaking, and sometimes even the sound of sirens and flashing red and blue lights in our windows. The first time I watched my mom take her first beating I was 7 years old. My step-father had went to an all day card game, where they sat around playing cards, drinking and smoking cigars. He had come home around eight or nine o’clock when we were all getting ready to go to bed for school the next day. Mom was sitting with my baby sister in her lap on the couch going through her blue plastic address book. Don, my step-father walked up and took it from her hands and whacked her across the face with it. The argument progressed from there, my mom, a meek 130lbs and him, a huge 230lbs. The punching, kicking, hitting, and hair pulling moved swiftly to the kitchen. Finally, the sounds of policemen knocking at the side door, but Don didn’t stop there. He had to be taken to the ground forcefully, as he yelled “you fucking pigs.” The police asked my
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