Self-Esteem and Domestic Violence

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Self-Esteem and Domestic Violence
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Tue, 10-09-2012 - 10:20am

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The psychological warning signs of abuse

People who are being abused may:

  • Have very low self-esteem, even if they used to be confident.
  • Show major personality changes (e.g. an outgoing person becomes withdrawn).
  • Be depressed, anxious, or suicidal.
  • Read more...

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/domestic_violence_abuse_types_signs_causes_effects.htm

Nightangel
Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Tue, 10-09-2012 - 10:26am

"Self-esteem alone cannot combat domestic violence. A woman with high self-esteem can be affected by domestic violence, but I feel that the woman with better self-image will be more empowered to leave a relationship where there is abuse, and that is the important thing to focus on."

...To read more...

http://womensissues.about.com/od/domesticviolence/a/DomesticViolenceSelfEsteem.htm?p=1

Nightangel
Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Tue, 10-09-2012 - 10:37am

I know my Self-Esteem suffered, and slowly I am re-building.

The best thing is I feel free, free of "Abuse"...

:smileyhappy:...

 

Nightangel
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 10-14-2012 - 9:50am

In some areas I have rebuilt my self esteem but even those areas once in awhile give me trouble (sigh) really hate the after math of DV!!


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Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Sun, 10-14-2012 - 10:00pm

~hugs~

Me to, I decided to move so I would be safe.

So ds and I could and would have less stress.

No Contact was not a problem being maintained finally by me but we were still dealing with "Him"...

Showing up, calling our phones etc.

Bothering others and fishing for info.

Now it is "the night-mare" over.

The aftermath of DV is very hard...

Nightangel
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 10-15-2012 - 7:15am

yes the aftermath is hard and i am over it!!!


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Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Tue, 10-16-2012 - 10:16am

~hugs~

Nightangel