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  • Woman Abuse
    419 words
    Why do women put up with abuse? This question is often the first question people ask, but it is misdirected. Why doesn't she leave? This focuses on the woman's behavior and not the batterers behavior. Instead we should ask why do men batter? This question is also misinformed. Many women leave every day. Leaving doesn't always mean protection from future violence. Leaving is a multi-staged process. (Sussman) On average a woman leaves and returns six times before she leaves permanently. There are ...
  • Battered Woman
    746 words
    Shattered Love-Broken Lives The phone rings, you glance at the clock. It is 1: 30 a. m., Friday night, the bars have just closed. You answer the phone. RACE, Susan speaking. He's going to do it again - any minute now - he's madder than hell - Oh no! Here he comes now - help me please! For some, hopefully, this call is alien to them. For others it is not. Domestic violence becomes an everyday part of their life. The broken bones and bruises may heal but the true damage to a victim of domestic vio...
  • Self Perceptual Consequences Of Child Abuse
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    It's Not Your Fault You never realize how good you have or did have it until you hear other people's stories. Until you hear that people actually lock their children in basements for punishment, or even burn them, do you understand that the occasional arguments within your own family is nothing compared to the way some other children are treated. If that does not convince you then take this situation into consideration: Dave Pelzer (a child abuse survivor), between the ages of four and twelve, w...
  • Impulsive Sib Behaviors
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    Understanding Teens Who Self Injure Imagine being sixteen years old and taking a razor to your arm because you feel so much pain inside that cutting is the only way to escape it. For a lot of people this idea seems strange and incomprehensible, but for many teenagers this is their reality. In a society with so much abuse, neglect and crime children are facing things that they never had to face in the past. Adolescents who are lacking more positive coping skills are turning to self-injurious beha...
  • Lori's Abuse
    678 words
    Men Don't Tell Domestic abuse is a very serious problem, regardless of who is the victim. Abusive wives are not as common as abusive husband, but, they can be just as harmful. In the movie Men Don't Tell, we see the true story of a man who was both physically and verbally abused by his wife. Lori, the wife, created a household filled with jealousy. She was unable to control her anger and began to abuse her husband Ed. The situation is a perfect example of the cycle of violence. Their problems st...

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