Children in abusive relationships – By Annan Boodram

Children should be the most critical reason not to stay in an abusive relationship

By Annan Boodram 

Very often victims of gender based abuse say that they choose not to walk away because of the children.  The fact is that staying in an abusive relationship because of the children will cause the children to be scarred for life as growing up in such a home is one of the most terrifying and traumatic experience a child can go through.

Children in abusive relationships may blame themselves for the abuse, thinking if they had not done or said a particular thing, the abuse would not have occurred. They may also become angry at their siblings or their mothers for triggering the abuse and may display increased aggression towards peers or mothers.

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