Impact on Victims

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Impact on Victims

  • Self Blame

  • Anger, Sadness, Depression, Confusion

  • A feeling of constant threat

  • Humiliation

  • Shame for continuing in the relationship

  • Develop an eating disorder

  • Abuse drugs or alcohol

  • Anxiety

  • Isolation

  • Helplessness

  • Loss of Control

  • Feeling unworthy of a better relationship

 

Why does one stay?

  • loyalty

  • isolation

  • lack of support from friends and family

  • social group networks

  • fear

  • fails to see the pattern of abuse.

Battered women will leave and return five to eight times on average before leaving for good.