Regeher And Walker's Three Phases Of An Abusive Relationship

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- According to Burgess, Regeher and Roberts, Walker (2017), suggest that once in a woman’s life time, a woman may encounter an abusive relationship, however, if the abuse occurs more than once and the woman stays in the relationship she is considered a battered woman. Once a woman encounters abuse more than once, she is now a part of the battering cycle (Burgess, Regehr & Roberts, 2013, pg.299).
The battering cycle includes three phases. The first phase is when the batterer cannot control his own anger so he begins to take out his frustrations on his significant other with foul language or physical abuse. The woman tries to satisfy the batterer to avoid more abuse. The strain on the relationship grows and it turns into an acute episode which

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