The Breakable Vow

835 WordsFeb 24, 20074 Pages
No country or society can claim to be free of domestic violence; it cuts across boundaries of culture, class, education, income, ethnicity and age. Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior in which one person attempts to control another through threats or actual use of physical violence, sexual assault, and verbal or psychological abuse. No one should become implicated in domestic violence relationships. There is a repeating cycle of violence in the relationship, the abuse involved is horrific, and the relationship can result in death. To begin with, domestic violence relationships can have a reoccurring cycle of violence. There are four stages within the cycle of violence which the abuser demonstrates repeatedly. The first…show more content…
The abuser can demonstrate sexual abuse within the relationship by forcing his or her partner to have sex, also known as "rape", calling them names such as, whore or slut, and acting as if they would have sex with other people. Furthermore, the physical abuse within the relationship is also fear-provoking. Physical abuse can range from pushing, shoving, slapping, and kicking to punching, biting and hitting with a weapon or object. Some abusers display physical abuse by pinning their victim to a wall, floor, or car; keeping them in a car or home against their will. Can an abuser who wants to hurt or kill his or her partner actually be a fine choice to have a relationship with? Unfortunately, an abusive relationship may end up being the closing stage of one 's life. Most importantly, the end result of being in a domestic violence relationship can be death. If the abuser 's partner says that he or she may leave death can be the result. Some abusers view their partners leaving them the end of life itself. Several abusers are known for murdering their partners because they may attempt to divorce or separate from them. Patricia Evans, a counselor at Austin Center for Battered Women stated "70% of severe injuries and deaths within relationships in United

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