Domestic Violence

When another person consistently aims to control their partner through physical, sexual, or mental, emotional, abuse.

It's more than just an assult. It's painful, manipulative, it's isolated, control.

An abuser uses intimidating hurtful words and behaviors to control their partner.

Its all about that feeling for them. They like to feel that power and control over over another.

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Family & Friends' Guide to Domestic Violence

Family & Friends' Guide to Domestic Violence

by Elaine Weiss

Physical Abuse: When your partner uses his fist and punches you, choking you, some to pass out or even to death. Use of weapons including objects, hurting the children. Forcing her to take drugs locking the victim up.

Harassment and Stalking

  • following & watching
  • poping up at your place
  • being intimidated
  • phone an online harassment

Social Abuse

  • controlling every move you make
  • Not allowing you too have friends
  • Want let you use the car or phone.

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Abusive Partner

You can know someone for year's even majority of their life and not actually know who they are.

In a lot of domestic cases that seems to be the case.

They live this life of happiness, they create a persona of themselves having everyone else believing their this sweet, loving, kind person. But behind closed doors, they are this evil, scarry, person that not even the love of their life recognizes.

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How abuse impacts victims

It can take a long time before victims of domestic violence recognizes their situation for what it is. Abuse can leave physical marks and even scars. From bruises to broken bones, go shortness of breath and sometimes even death.

Victims can suffer short and long term emotional and psychological effects, including feelings of confusion or hopelessness, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

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Life with an Abuser

Also called "Intimate Partner Violence" always involves an imbalance of power and control.

An abuser uses intimidating, hurtful words to control their partner.

  • Calls you names
  • Insults you
  • Puts you down
  • Prevents you from going to work or school
  • Want allow you to see friends, family members
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Where you can go
  • What medicines you take
  • What you can wear
  • Acts jealous and very possessive
  • Constantly accuses you of being unfaithful
  • Cf ery angry when drinking or using drugs
  • Threatens you with violence or a weapon
  • Hits, kicks, shaves, slaps, chokes or otherwise hurts you, the children, or your pets.
  • Forces you to have sex or engage in sexual acts against your will.

They hold you responsible for their actions, for their violence /violent behaviors and then tells you that you deserve it.

DONT TAKE THE BLAME!

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Misdiagnosis

Your doctor/therapist can diagnose you wrong by not knowing your true nature because are not being honest about being the victim of domestic violence.

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