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September 11, 2011 / Man in the Mirror

Cycle of Abuse

  • Tension build in the house triggered due to many reasons affecting the abuser: traffic, food is not on the table, didn’t want to eat what was cooked, person was having a bad day at work, things didn’t go as planned.
  • The abuser attacks the individual. This can take shape in the form of emotional, physical or verbal.
  • The abuser apologizes later, blames work on it and finds some form of excuse to justify the situation and the abuse. The abuser will go as far as presenting the partner with flowers and promises that the incident will never happen again.
  • Next week or month, the abuser does the same thing and the individual finds herself in the same situation.

This is called the cycle of abuse.


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