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The Abuse Cycle

The abuse cycle is a complex pattern of behaviour that is both deeply embedded and difficult to recognise. It can take many forms, from physical and emotional to sexual and psychological. The cycle of abuse can be a daunting concept to grasp, partly because of its insidious nature and partly because of the societal stigma attached to victims of abuse. It is a term used to describe the recurring patterns of abuse, tension, and temporary relief within an abusive relationship.

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