Topic Monday: Domestic Violence Series –Coping Mechanisms

During my abusive relationship, I withdrew into myself for a long time.  Although others tried to warn me of what was happening, I refused to see or acknowledge the hell I was living in.

Some coping mechanisms victims use are:

  • Depression
  • Emotional withdrawal
  • Denial
  • Angerdepression
  • Apprehension
  • Helplessness
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Aggression
  • Suicide
  • Hyper vigilance
  • Change in eating patterns {either eats too little or too much}
  • Minimize the abuse
  • Cutting
  • Impulsivity
  • Substance abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Disturbance of sleeping patterns

What other coping mechanisms can you think of?

 

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Coping mechanisms in an abusive relationship

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