Domestic abuse can get worse if nothing is done to prevent it. There are many signs of an abusing relationship if you yourself is in one or someone you know. The first most main sign is fear or one another. If you life in fear knowing your partner is watching yur every move and you are trying you nest to avoid any arguments chances are you are in an unhealthy relationship. Other signs that fall under being in an abusive relationship is your partner making you forget your worth and making you feel
Another reason that woman stay in an abusive relationship is that they are afraid to leave. Many batterers threaten the victims of bodily harm, and they will degrade them in public. Batterers also threaten to take their children from them, stating that they have proof of the victim being an unfit parent. Woman are also afraid that the abuser will also abuse the children if they leave. Woman seem to be in a "catch 22" situation.
Victims are most likely to have body image problems that are associated with feeling dirty, ugly, not happy with their body or appearance, obesity, and eating disorder. Stress and anxiety is another long-term effect. Sexual abuse is very frightening to a child and can cause stress for a long period of time. These victims may also experience anxiety attacks, phobias, tension, and chronic anxiety. Being sexually assaulted is very traumatizing to a child and can lead to post traumatic stress disorder.
The feel like the should have done something to prevent what was happening to them. Kimberly A. Lonsway, PhD and Sergeant Joanne Archambault from End Violence Against Women International stress that victims often disassociate. “Many victims describe experiencing a feeling of paralysis during the sexual assault that is often referred to as “frozen fright.” With this type of reaction, victims feel as if they are paralyzed during the sexual assault and are unable to think, act, or respond in ways that they would if they weren’t experiencing such significant trauma.” They don’t know what to do, and so they do nothing. Looking back, it seems painfully obvious to them what they should have done. However, even when someone fights back, that sometimes doesn’t do anything.
Relationship abuse can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner (Rennison and Welchans 2000). These type of relationships can happen to anybody. However, people believe that the abuser will change or the abusive partner will promise that it won’t happen again. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person (Rennison and Welchans 2000). So if your partner forces you to do anything against your will you are being abused and you need to seek help if you don’t feel safe or can get out of the relationship on your own.
There are many reasons why a woman becomes vulnerable; guilt, denial, and fear may be among a few reasons, though no matter what the reason may be, abused women must realize the risks they face to injury and death. Women do not realize that the long series of quarrels they endure makes them vulnerable to injury and death because in their minds and hearts they can’t accept that the man they love can hurt them. Women do not realize that the abuse does not typically stem from a problem with their relationship; rather it starts with the abuser’s emotional insecurities, low self –esteem and history of abusive behavior he may have witnessed in his childhood. Most abused women are in denial and refuse to admit it; even to themselves that she has been abused or that there is a problem in their relationship. As the quarrels progress, she chooses to call each incident an “accident”.
Many times, women are too afraid to report abuse to the police in fear of losing their husbands or making matters worse. Women sometimes are afraid of what... ... middle of paper ... ... domestic violence, we can change the world one woman at a time. Works Cited “Clarkprosecutor.org.” Domestic Violence. Clark County, n.d. Web.
That person can never fully put their trust in anyone else after being victimized. Having trust issues can lead to depression, fearfulness of others, and even anger. Sometimes when domestic violence occurs, a family life cycle may begin to take shape. First the abuser attacks the victim. The man or women will feel the need to have dominance in the relationship, and do whatever it takes to do so.
Fear is a major factor that thrives in the mind of the victim. The fear of humiliation and discrimination consumes the victim creating extreme levels of stress, which can have fatal outcomes. The sufferer becomes reserved and no longer goes to school or participates in activities they once enjoyed. In addition, the victim has a lack of appetite and sleeps constantly, which are both symptoms of depression (Bullying and Suicide). Although these are all symptoms of someone being bullied, some victims may not express how they feel or they may choose to not make it known.
As her husband begins to attack her she fights back so she can rescue Kristen because she’s her family and she loves her 2 as her own. Katie risks her life trying to save Kristen and ends up killing her own husband to get to her. Katie originally didn’t want to make friends so she won’t hurt anyone because she feared and knew in t... ... middle of paper ... ...al kind of pain someone who is abused, they feel betrayed because the person they once loved and married isn’t the person they were made out to be. They’re emotionally hurt and scarred for life and probably won’t be able to love someone without difficulty because of their past with abuse. Spousal abuse is something that predominately affects a family in every way, there is always fear that the abuser will explode and begin beating one of them.