The Effects Of Domestic Abuse On Women

i-know-i-should-leave-himLiving in an abusive relationship can have devastating effects on the health and wellbeing of a woman.
These may include some or all of the following:

  • Physical injuries, including broken bones
  • May be embarrassed because of recurring injuries
  • Exhaustion
  • Confusion
  • Confidence depleted
  • Ability to cope affected
  • No self worth / low self-esteem
  • Health effected
  • May become dependent on alcohol/drugs/medication
  • Depression
  • Psychosomatic problems
  • Trust and judgement affected
  • Difficulty forming appropriate relationships with others
  • May become isolated
  • May overcompensate with children
  • May become abusive towards children
  • May become abusive towards self/self – harm
  • Suicide/suicidal thoughts