Domestic Abuse Effect

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Like a Storm Swirling, Domestic Abuse Is a Victim’s Life
Domestic abuse is a storm of its own. It ruins relationships, it can kill, and it creates a new sense of a “role model” to the victim 's child/children. There are laws set for domestic abuse protection and prevention. They are not always enforced for different reasons. It is not only appointed towards women, but also towards men. Educate yourself of signs and prevention. People abuse their partners for a myriad reasons, “Studies suggest that violent behavior often is caused by an interaction of situational and individual factors” (Goldsmith). Sometimes the abuser controls the victim because of their own low self-esteem issues. In other cases the abuser cannot control his/her anger,
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The kids may feel compelled to feel worthless and or powerless, they may feel indignant towards their sibling(s) or guardian for engendering the abuse. Also the child could feel isolated. When the children are exposed to domestic violence they react with fear and anxiety. When they are exposed to domestic violence over a period of time, it also affects them in the future. They deteriorate not only emotionally, but they also get psychological trauma. The kids grow up with a role model idea of acts of domination, intimidation, and violence over the other person. The children grow up to think that is how it is supposed to be, because to them, that is “normal” behavior. An example of this is on Dr. Phil’s show. “If a boyfriend hits you, it’s because he loves you” (Romina). Children who witness domestic abuse can be affected physically by self harm or being violent to others. They could also experience sexual abuse or wet the bed. Maltreatment towards kids or a spouse can have long and harsh …show more content…
There are many signs of domestic abuse. The abuse will isolate their victims. They will not permit the victim to make their own decisions. The abuser may also threaten to harm or kill the victim, and the victims loved ones. Some gestures of being in an abusive relationship include prevention of going to work, control over money, forced sex against the victim 's will. Signs of domestic abuse towards gay, bisexual, and transgender people can include threatening to tell friends, coworkers or humans in the community, the victim 's sexual orientation. Another sign is when the abuser says “ authorities won’t help you because of your sexuality.” These signs are important to be recognized by

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