You must have heard many times that people say that “her partner is abusive! Look, she is still living with him”. Many times we look at the situation of women who live in these conditions, from the point of view of their pride and patience. And sometimes we make a funny comment like “Why won’t she leave him? In fact, both of these comments can harm the mental health of a woman who is already in a toxic relationship. In the language of science, a victim of battered wife syndrome is called a victim of battered wife syndrome.
We all know that it is better to leave a toxic relationship. However, we do not try to understand the opinion of women who cannot do this. Imagine the mental state of such a woman who faces physical and mental abuse every day?
Sometimes women continue in abusive relationships due to family pressure, child care, loneliness, and financial incapacity. It is surprising that despite the socio-economic capabilities, many women suffer from domestic violence. Then the question will surely arise, why is this so? That’s why it is scientifically called victim of battered wife syndrome. If you or someone you know is going through the same situation, then it is important that you get help.
What is battered wife syndrome? (Battered Wife Syndrome)
This syndrome is a type of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psychologist Lenore Walker, EdD, coined the term in her 1979 book, The Battered Wife. Battered wife syndrome can be caused by the violent behavior of intimate partners. Let us tell you that this is not a mental illness, but the result of physical and mental violence that occurs every day, which worsens the mental state of a woman. This is a state of deep trauma.
Victimization of this syndrome is when there is a cycle of physical, sexual and psychological abuse. As tension builds, violence ensues. The villain then apologizes and promises to be better.
How can you know if you too are a victim of battered wife syndrome?
According to a study conducted by NCBI in 2014, being a victim of emotional abuse can cause permanent damage to certain parts of the brain. Which can have many symptoms
Anxiety when doing something wrong in front of a partner
they feel nervous around them
often forgetting things
lack of interest
they don’t understand anything
This cycle of excuses and harassment continues over and over again. In such a situation, if any of you have taken it as your destiny, then help them to come out of it.
We spoke to Dr. Ashutosh Singh, Psychiatrist, Apollo Hospital, Vijayanagar, Indore to know about ways to avoid and escape from this situation. Know their ways to avoid it
1 Create a safety plan
Develop a safety plan to keep them safe. You can get help from your neighbor or friend. As long as any kind of violence occurs, you can call the police. So that such a person was caught.
2 try to help
Dr. Ashutosh says that “if someone from your family is a victim of this type of fuel, then try to explain to them that what is happening to you is not normal. And it’s not their fault either. If it’s the villain’s fault, because they themselves can figure it out, they’re not capable enough.
3 Get treatment or counseling
According to Dr. Ashutosh, “A woman who is a victim of this type of burning should be taken to a mental health expert. So that they get the right advice.
Also read: Not every friendship lasts a lifetime, check which of these 5 friends you have
Leave a Reply