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Power and Control Wheel Developed by the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project 202 East Superior Street Duluth Minnesota 55802 USA 1-218-722-2781
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Cycle of Relationship Violence The Cycle of Relationship Violence shows how relationship violence often becomes a pattern made up of three stages. Tension-Building criticism, yelling, swearing, using angry gestures, coercion, threats Violence (Explosion) physical and sexual attacks and threats Seduction (Presents and Promises/Honeymoon) apologies, blaming, promises to change, gifts It also explains how three dynamics, love hope and fear, keep the cycle in motion and make it hard to end a violent relationship. Love/Hope/Fear keep the cycle in motion Love. ..for your partner, the relationship has its good points, it's not all bad Hope. ..that it will change, the relationship didn't begin like this Fear. ..that the threats to kill you or your family will become reality *Adapted from Dr. Lenore Walker's "Cycle of Violence" - Denver, CO *Reprinted by permission of Peace At Home, Boston; Ph 617-482-9497 Abuse is More Than Hitting… Emotional Abuse:  Name calling; Insulting; Humiliation; Criticizing; Blaming; Accusing;  Questioning your sanity; Making fun of you; Making threats against you; your children; your 
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pets; Intense jealousy; Destroying Property; Retaliation; Not letting you make important  decisions; Forcing you to do something against your will; Isolating you from your friends or  family; Not letting you leave the house; Not letting you work or go to school; Not letting you  drive the car; Monitoring your activities; Saying you deserve your abuse; Threatening to kidnap  the children if you leave; Threatening self-abuse or suicide if you don’t do what (s)he wants. Sexual Abuse:  Unwanted touching; Withholding or demanding sex; Forcing sex; Name-calling  with sexual epithets; Incest; Marital Rape; Insisting on anything sexual that frightens or hurts  you. Economic Abuse:  Refusing to work or be responsible for finances; Not allowing you access  or title to family finances; Making you ask for money; Keeping you in poverty; Demanding an  accounting of everything you buy; Not paying alimony or child support. Physical Abuse:  Pushing; Pinching; Slapping; Choking; Backing you into a corner; Pinning  you down; Throwing Objects; Pulling your hair; Biting; Holding you captive; Breaking down a  door to get to you; Preventing you from eating or sleeping; Locking you out of the house;  Forcing your car off the road; Abandoning you in dangerous places; Beating; Kicking; Keeping  you from getting medical care; Spitting on you; Breaking bones; Using a knife; gun or other  weapon against you; Driving at unsafe speeds to intimidate you. Safety Plans
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