Cycle of Violence

The power and control graphic below shows the main tactics and behaviours which abusing partners use to establish and maintain power and control in relationships.

 

cycle of violence graphic

 

cycle of violence graphic

The "Cycle of Violence" depicts how violent events occur within a context of power and control. Many women who have experienced violence recognise this pattern. Over time the cycle may become quicker or even start to skip the "Honeymoon phase" as the violence becomes more entrenched.

 
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