This chart shows the cycle of domestic violence and includes the various responses from the victim in each section. I think it’s worth noting that this cycle, like marriage, includes a honeymoon. However, the honeymoon associated with domestic abuse is not a celebration of a lifetime of learning to live as one, but is the calm before the storm. It’s the deceptive peace that precedes the explosion of abuse in whatever form the abuser unleashes it.
Please recognize the signs of abuse and get help!!!
If you are in an abusive marriage or relationship or you know someone who is, do what you can to end the cycle of domestic violence.
Please know that you are loved and worthy of being respected.
Amen and God bless!