The degree of visible injury is not what defines an act as abusive. It is the existence of the behavior itself and the resulting atmosphere of power and control that defines this. Abuse and battering is any and all behaviors that harm, gain or maintain power and control over another person.
Domestic violence is more than physical abuse – it’s about control. Therefore, knowledge of domestic violence can help you (or a loved one) understand the challenges and, ultimately, be empowered to break free.
After overcoming a challenging task or issue in life, we tend to return to normalcy without acknowledging or reflecting on the “Survivor” aspect of one’s victory or accomplishments.