Domestic violence is an uncomfortable topic for most and sadly too common for all genders. Whether it’s emotional, verbal, physical, financial, or psychological coercive control – all forms can cause a huge amount of psychological damage. It can make you feel very small, break confidence and trust, crush self-esteem to the point that you lose your identity and you don’t know what is healthy anymore. It’s very confusing. Repairing the damage caused can take time to talk about the trauma, understand patterns. Look at healthy ways of relating and boundary setting and build up your self-esteem, rediscovering who you are in the process and creating a new, stronger you.
abuse is a pattern of behaviour designed to obliterate self-esteem, remove independence and break down will. It is done for the sole purpose of keeping the victim under control