Cycle of Violence

Abuse may seem unpredictable but careful observations of battering incidents have proved that, in many cases, there is a predictable pattern to the abusive outbursts. The pattern, or cycle, happens many times over a relationship. Each phase of the pattern may have different lengths of time and over time the level of violence seems to increase in severity. It’s important to note that not everyone’s experiences are the same, nor does all violent relationships fit the cycle.

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Abusive relationships are not always defined by physical acts of violence. They may also include:Cultural abuse, humiliation, stalking, reproductive coercion, extreme jealousy, threats, domestic servitude, or intimidation.If you want to talk to someone about signs of abusive and how to identify them, please reach out to our 24/7 crisis line to speak to a Support Counsellor about resources and services available to you. 1 (902) 893-3232 💛Reposted from @crazyheadcomics ... See MoreSee Less
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Victim blaming comes in so many different forms, especially online. Learn more in our recent commentary, Victim Blaming Normalizes Violence Against Women: linktr.ee/thans.ns #TransitionHouse #OpEd #VictimBlaming #BelieveWomen ... See MoreSee Less
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