Domestic Violence

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Crafton Hills College

In Angela’s story I noticed every piece of abuse. I was in a domestic violence relationship for three and half years and I’m still trying to bring myself from it. There are many forms of abuse that can be seen or go unseen. The forms of abuse consist of physical, verbal, sexual and emotional abuse. We all know what physical abuse consists of, but verbal, sexual and emotional can go on without being realized you’re actually being abused. Example of verbal abuse can be put downs towards your spouse, name calling, threats and deliberately ruining your spouse’s self-esteem. Although there is one most obvious sign of sexual abuse there are others, like guilt trips for not “being in the mood” or not giving consent to have sexual interactions with the spouse. And lastly, there is emotional abuse which can come in many ways such as Humiliation, degradation, discounting, negating, judging, criticizing, Domination, control, shame, Codependence and enmeshment. Abuse comes in many ways, it is something that has too stop, it is not okay too abuse anyone. It can takes up to years or maybe even the rest of our lives to overcome, if more people are aware of the signs earlier life then maybe they can get help before it’s too late. This story breaks down exactly how it happens. In the first few months things are great, the relationship seems to be perfect. Angela’s story she falls in love with this guy named Sam. He is everything she wanted handyman, lover, father to her child and the ideal of a “real man.” During this stage of a relationship with an abuser is called the “honeymoon stage”. At this stage the abuser will act like the abuse never happened, promises may be being made “to never hurt again”, the victim may feel that the abuse is over and that it won’t happen again and also the abuser may cloud the victim with gifts and lots of love. As the cycle starts to turn without the victim noticing the cycle turning, Angela decides...
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