Domestic violence… Like a Switch Flipped Off and On

During October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I want to continually bring awareness to some of the aspects of DV. So many do not understand the cycle of abuse and how victims become trapped in it. Some victims become trapped from threats, fear of violence, fear of being alone, financial fears, and some just from the cycle of good and bad that keeps circling between “honeymoon” and “explosive” phases. But one thing that we all need to realize is that things can go from good to bad to worst like a flip of a switch when dealing with someone with an abusive personality.

Domestic violence…
like a switch flipped off and on…
never knowing the extend…
of the anger to be shown.
For abusers can suddenly change…
like switching from dark to light…
but when the darkness comes…
it brings anger and  fright.
For their anger within festers….
like an abscess about to burst…
and when the rage explodes…
will this time be the worst?
But victims never know…
and on egg shells they thread…
for the sudden switch to anger…
they most definitely dread.
Never knowing when and how…
the switch will be turned off or on.
But totally dreading the violence…
with the rage previously shown.
And these victims become trapped…
with this cycle of light and dark…
for some times are great…
then others with fear they embark.
For the switch from good to bad…
is how the cycle continually goes.
And when the explosive phase comes…
no victim really knows.

© Secret Angel and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel, 2015.

Dear Lord, only You see what lies deep within the hearts of all Your children. You know who are victims of the various abuses and who are the abusers. But You also see the wounds to each heart and soul that causes each to act or react the way that they do. You see the fear in victims and the anger in the abusers. You also see the brokenness in all and what has caused each to take the path that they have taken. We ask You to deliver all of us from the abuses of our pasts. Bring healing and restoration to the hearts and souls of all so that we can walk with clarity and freedom with You.  Purify our hearts to remove anything that is displeasing to You so that we can be pure vessels for You to use… in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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15 thoughts on “Domestic violence… Like a Switch Flipped Off and On

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  2. It has to be just awful to live in such a way as this. Never knowing when the abuser flips the switch and then to what extent he will strike! Best to get out of that situation no matter what it takes and lean on God and His ways for help… Steve

    • This is why so many victims are frozen in their situations. Some respond to abuse by running. Others are frozen into inaction. Either way, fear increases with each attack.

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