Abusive relationships and domestic violence are illegal and unacceptable. Even so, victims often endure it for several years without seeking professional help or confiding in anyone. Fortunately, some systems and procedures can assist a victim of domestic violence in breaking away from the abuse and starting anew. The Expectation Therapy Model can play a vital role in helping victims get out of an abusive situation. Here’s how it works.
Domestic violence occurs in several different ways, from the more widespread forms entailing psychological or emotional abuse, and physical violence, to the more subtle forms of abuse such as manipulation, intimidation, limiting a person’s social freedoms, or controlling their finances.
Several victims of domestic violence feel responsible for how they are treated. This way of thinking might be encouraged by the abuser and can be an inherent part of the abusive pattern of behavior.
Fortunately, counseling and therapy can help victims overcome the trauma characteristic of abusive relationships. In this blog post, we will look at how therapy helped a young woman break free from a physically and verbally abusive relationship and empowered her to create a peaceful and stable life for herself and her family.
Intelligent and organized, 20-year-old Taylor got into a relationship with a young man who disrespected and abused her verbally and physically. During the relationship, Taylor became pregnant.
She contacted me as a referral and wanted to decide whether she wanted to have an abortion or keep the baby. She also wanted to come to terms with continuing the relationship with the child’s father.
Resolving the Conflict
After detailed conversations with Taylor using the Expectation Therapy Model, she could identify what she truly wanted for herself and her unborn baby. She worked through the process and the steps it would take to bring her desires to fruition.
How Did the Expectation Therapy Model Help Taylor?
Taylor relocated to a new city away from her abusive partner and started a new life with her soon-to-be-born child. She continues to use the steps and methods taught through Expectation Therapy to improve her life and work on her well-being.
Through higher levels of awareness and emotional intelligence, Taylor can now make decisions with the best possible perspective, creating a significantly more stable environment and life for herself and her family.
Last Few Words
Nothing can prepare anyone for the mental and physical consequences of domestic violence. Abusive relationships make it extremely difficult for the victim to leave them. Even if they manage to do so, they struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, or general emotional distress. Certain people even experience PTSD after putting up with domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The Expectation Therapy Model can play a vital part in helping victims like Taylor overcome an abusive situation. If you think a loved one or friend might be in an abusive relationship, don’t hesitate to broach it with them. It’s better to take the risk and talk about it than to be an onlooker and do nothing.
If you’re dealing with domestic violence yourself, it can be quite challenging to tell anyone about the situation. Taking the first step to get out of an abusive relationship can be tough and scary, but it’s worth it. Contact us today to get the support you need.
The Art of Expectation is here for you. Dealing with domestic violence — whether yourself or someone you know — can be quite challenging to tell anyone about the situation. The Art of Expectation will support you – from the first step to getting out, to complete independence. It is worth it! Contact us today to get the support you need – (512) 387-2467, or find us on Facebook.