Domestic violence is first and foremost about the abuser taking power over his victim. So when the partner ends the relationship, the abuser feels he’s losing power. It’s at this point that the violence persists, and can even escalate because the abuser can’t accept losing control over his partner.
This violence often consists of harassment, but can take different forms. The cycle of violence can continue even as the woman tries to reorganize her life. As for the children, after the separation period, they can experience various emotions related to loyalty conflicts or parental alienation, for example. The consequences of the violence are still very much present, whether they are social, physical, psychological, or economic
Women experiencing this situation can reach out to one of our external support staff to receive attentive listening, obtain referrals, or arrange a meeting with us if they desire. (514 523-2645)