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Victime violence
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Are you a victim of violence?

humiliate or criticize the way you dress, dance, etc.?
make fun of you in front of others?
become jealous when you are with other people?
insult you, taunt you or angrily kiss you?
encourage you to do things you don’t want to do?
ignore you or play mean tricks on you?
push or hit you?
ask their permission to do something?
always please or satisfy them?
always accept blame for everything that goes wrong?
feel like they are trying to control your life?
feel like you always have to protect them or make excuses for them?
feel like you are being treated like a maid?
feel like you don’t deserve better?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, your partner could be abusive and it may be time for you to ask for help.

Contact Escale MadaVic at all times.

You have the right to live without violence!

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The cycle of violence

Domestic abuse occurs within the so-called "cycle of domestic violence".

 

phase 1

Tension building (escalation of violence)

The abuser shows signs of anger, gives threatening looks or the silent treatment. The victim feels worried, tries to improve the situation, pays attention to their own actions and words.

phase 2

Violence (incident of abuse )

The abuser attacks their partner verbally, psychologically, physically, sexually, socially, economically or spiritually. The victim feels humiliated, sad and that the situation is unfair.

phase 3

Justification/Reconciliation (honeymoon)

The abuser apologizes, finds excuses to justify their behaviour, minimizes their actions and blames the other for their actions. The victim tries to understand the abuser’s explanations, helps them change, doubts their own perceptions, feels responsible for the situation.

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Episodes of violence can also be present on:

  • Social media (Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Tinder, Twitter, etc.)

  • Messaging services (email, texts)  

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Consequences of domestic violence

Domestic violence has serious consequences on health and well-being.

It can cause PHYSICAL INJURIES such as:

• Bruises, scars, burns

• Dislocations and fractures

• Concussions, internal bleeding, etc.

 

It can berelated to other PHYSICAL DISORDERS such as:

• Nightmares, insomnia, sleep disorders

• Problems with digestion and diet, etc.

 

It can cause EMOTIONAL DISTRESS such as:

• Anguish, nervousness

• Loss of self-esteem and self-confidence

• The inability to make autonomous decisions

• Depression

• Fear, anxiety, worry

• Frequent crying

• Shame, guilt, embarrassment, surrender

 

It can be associated with SELF-DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIORS such as:

• Excessive use of alcohol or medication (sleeping pills, antidepressants, etc.)

• Substance abuse

• Further withdrawal and isolation

• Hiding violence and pretending that nothing happened

• Taking out anger on one's children

• Refusing necessary medical treatment

• Attempting suicide

• Self-harm

 

Based on www.centrepasserelle.ca/index.cfm? Voir=sections&Id=10530&M=2919&Repertoire_No=2137989342

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