I came across this diagram via twitter. There are so many diagrams similar to this one for the cycle of abuse. I really like this one as I appreciate how concise it is and how people who are in all kinds of abusive relationships can relate to it. I especially liked that emotional, sexual, and physical outbursts are defined as “Violence” in the final stage. The face that it defines this violence as a CRIME is so powerful, honest and helpful to those who may be questioning the severity of their situation.
xo Hope ox