Gender stereotypes make it difficult to view men as victims and women as perpetrators of domestic abuse.
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How does domestic violence affect a child’s education?
Apart from intimidation, an aversive strategy adopted by domestic abusers is isolating their victims to manipulate. Isolation from the outside world is an important element of psychological control for the abusers to encourage compliance from the victims.
Domestic violence is a kind of abuse, where there is a regular pattern of controlling, demeaning, coercive, dangerous, and violent behavior towards someone, with the motive of scaring that person, and keeping them ‘in check’.
The reason that it’s essential to set boundaries in an abusive relationship is so that you don’t lose touch with who you are and not letting the abuse tear you down completely.
Do you only spend time with your partner? Does your lover check your phone daily? Are they jealous of your friends? If yes, then you just might have a possessive boyfriend or girlfriend with some serious boundary issues.
How do you deal with living with a narcissist who is giving you the silent treatment? Someone who will co-exist with you in the same house while literally ignoring you? What if that goes on for days? Weeks?
You know in your heart that your relationship is a lost cause, and yet you stay with a man who is slowly destroying you.