Types of Domestic Abuse and Tips to Recovering
Before one can know how to recover from domestic violence, we must first tackle on how to recognize if a person is a victim of non obvious violence.
There is domestic violence when a person is physically, sexually, psychologically, emotionally, or financially abused by another member of the family or any type of intimate relationship which eventually leads to a pattern of behavior that is controlling. Again, domestic violence is any type of aggressive behavior that may be classified as a threat to an individual.
In fact, there are several signs of domestic violence that you must be aware of:
Verbal Abuse – this form of abuse is not limited to verbal threats, it also includes name calling and even shouting.
Pressure tactics – from sulking and disconnecting the phone to withholding money and taking your car away, all these are forms of pressure tactics.
Disrespect – refusing to help with household work and taking of the children or putting you down in front of people are all considered disrespectful.
Isolating you from your peers and other members of the family can also be considered a form of abuse.
Harassment – stalking and embarrassing you in front of other people are all harassing types of behaviour.
Threats – shouting, and making threats (physical or verbal) are examples of these.
Sexual violence – performing sexual acts to an unconsenting individual.
Physical violence – hitting, biting, pushing an individual are all physical abuse.
Disorders and other reaction can form being a victim of Domestic Violence.
Dread and angst- Because of constant fear and anxiety, you can develop certain emotional instabilities which could sometimes be permanent in bad cases.
Nightmares and flashback- The entire experience feels lie a bad dream constantly resurfacing into the mind causing sudden shock, crying and other intense emotions.
Grief and depression – prolonged sadness, hopelessness, suicidal thoughts and social isolation can all be caused by violence.
To let the recovery of domestic violence commence, it is important to:
No more self-blame- Make your own decisions for the present and the future.
Reach out- Contact people to reestablish connections.
Admit to those emotions- Never let your feelings and emotions bottle up inside you, open up to people or to a professional.
You were but no longer are the victim- Keep people who understand you close and try to move on to make it possible for you to take grasp of your own life and also make your own decisions.
Cut off the never-ending cycle of abuse- Be a victim no longer and seek help and be a functioning and productive individual in society again.
The first thing to do if you were once a victim to domestic violence is to acknowledge the things you were put into and then move on from those bad memories.
The recovery process becomes that much harder if you won’t express yourself and retell your experiences of the abuse. But also remember to not talk too much about the experience and avoid being fixed on those negative, same feelings over and over again. Simple or hard, it doesn’t matter how you do it, the important things is you erase the whole experience from your memory and life.
– Larry Maged is a writer and expert. He enjoys discussing trends, contributing to publications, and watching old movies. Get more details about this article’s subject: Domestic Violence Impact Panel You can find his contact information on the author’s profile.