The Cycle of Violence
It is also important to note that after an explosive incident, the abuser oftentimes apologizes and promises to never act that way again.
This is a powerful manipulation tactic that plays on a young person’s hope that their ideal relationship will work out.
In conclusion, it is not always easy for a young person to leave an abusive relationship. It can be an ongoing process.
If you or someone you know is involved in an abusive relationship, know that support is possible. Young people’s experiences are valid and deserved to be listened to.