Abusive Relationships is defined as the “systematic pattern of behaviors in a relationship that are used to gain and/or maintain power and control over another” (Huston, 2010). The forms of abuse range from emotional to financial and each has an everlasting effect on the victim. An abusive relationship also has a discrete effect on the mind of the victim; they experience many psychology difficulties pre and post the abuse. Yet despite all these catastrophic consequences to both the mind and body caused by the constant abuse, many of the victims tend to stay in the relationships. The victim’s deal with emotional challenges on a daily basis, they are wounded on both a mental and psychical level, and have to deal with the constant pressure from both society and peers.
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An abusive relationship can be interpreted in many different ways. Finding the right words to describe something grim, will always pose a challenge. The moment is right to define an abusive relationship because men and women are suffering from abuse everyday. One out of three women have been victims of abuse from a partner; one out of four men have also suffered from partner abuse. Even though some victims know they are being abused, it can be hard to separate oneself from an environment that they have come to know.
Resulting in... ... middle of paper ... ...ic, and it escalates in frequency and severity over time.” (Mourandian, 2000) Abuse in relationships continues to get worse and with a cycle like this, victim becomes trapped. Why do they stay? People in abusive relationships tend to be trapped. The abuser has beaten down their confidence and left him or her isolated. The victim may feel as if without the abuser they have no one and is holding onto the promise that keeps being made after every cycle of abuse.
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