The battered wife syndrome brings to mind the "can't see the forest for the trees" saying. When you're in among the trees, you can't see the forest, and when you're in among the battered wife issues, you can't see the syndrome.
If you can't see what's really happening, you will feel trapped and helpless--and you're not.
So, on this page you will learn to identify the trees (issues), so that you can find your way out of the forest (syndrome).
Loving and caring for yourself is the key. You are worthy of respect, and that has to start with self respect.
And keep in mind, you can be in this syndrome even if there is not physical abuse. Emotional and verbal abuse can be just as devastating.
This is a condition that you find yourself in with someone you love, or someone you have loved and are afraid to leave.
How did this happen? You never planned for your relationship to turn into this! Let's look at an explanation of how relationships become abusive:
This may have happened to you in one relationship, or in multiple relationships. The point is that you have gotten caught in a battered wife syndrome pattern in which you're being abused, and you need help getting out.
By the way, you'll find some helpful information on our page about abusive relationships, where you'll learn about how it happens and what you can do about it.
The battered wife syndrome always involves some kind of verbal abuse, which is inevitably emotional abuse. It's important to learn about those types of harm in relationships, as well.
That's the question, isn't it? Well, hear are some answers for you, below.
Keep in mind that all of these ideas might not apply to you or your situation--you decide what fits best for you.
If you don't take care of yourself, no one else can! In other words, you have to take the first steps, to reach out for help, then there will be others to help you.
If you just stay in the cycle (read all of the parts carefully, in the image above), the abuse will only get worse, and could even become fatal.
Learn more in this article by the National Institutde Of Health.
You are a good person, worthy of respect and care!
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