The Impact of Abusive Behaviour

How Are You Affecting Your Family

Apart from the physical impact of violent behaviour on your partner, the psychological and emotional impact or abuse can be as damaging or even more damaging. Your partner may feel that she is “walking on eggshells” around you.

Adults often dismiss the impact of domestic violence or abuse on children. The truth is the impact is significant and the younger the child, the greater the impact.

Have you noticed that your children have begun to display any of the following behaviour:

  • Greater Anxiety
  • A nervous and withdrawn manner and attitude, adjustment problems – like having few interests, few social activities and low school performance
  • Bed wetting
  • Restlessness
  • Illness including headaches, abdominal complaints, asthsma and stuttering
  • Cruelty to animals
  • Using aggressive language and behaviour in their play
  • Running away from home

Violent/abusive behaviour towards your partner will also take its toll on you and may well lead to depression, anxiety and high levels of stress. So your short-term need to be in control or vent your anger or rage will have long-term repercussions for you as well as your partner and children.

A whole new generation of children, including your own sons and daughters will benefit from the choices you make now.