Essay about Sexual Abuse And Domestic Violence

1272 Words May 16th, 2016 6 Pages
“The NCADV also reports that among all domestic violence victims, 85% are women; on average, one in every four American women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Crime statistics also indicate that close to one-third of all female homicide victims were killed by an intimate partner.”(Goodtherapy.org) Many people fail to see the psychological effects of spouse abuse and domestic violence, arguing that there aren 't any effects of this trauma. It affects everyone who is involved in the issue of domestic violence. In many different resources domestic violence has shown to have a very effective effect of influence on the way someone thinks, act, and reflects on. Domestic violence has many forms. According to Psychology Today, “ Domestic violence can take many forms- physical abuse, sexual abuse, rape, emotional abuse, intimidation, economic deprivation, threats of violence.” It 's when someone in a relationship overpowers the other in an intimidating manner. The cycle of abuse continuously happens for generations leaving victim with PTSD. “One. An initial abusive incident occurs (can be sexual, physical, or emotional). Two. Tension builds, with the abuser trying to quell their violent tendency and the abusee trying to "keep the peace" until, finally, another incident happens. Three. Make-up: the abuser apologizes, often promising never to do it again or, conversely, trying to shed blame by saying that the victim "asked for it" or is "making a big deal out of…

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