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Page 13. From images that I have taken of myself and my sister with bruises, I have then found some quotes that victims say to protect their partner as they believe it is done for the best. By doing this I have found that it is a powerful way to show why many stay in the relationship. The main reasons that people seemed to stay in an abusive relationship is because they are told it is 'for their own good' and because 'He loves me'. I took the most powerful quotes and used them on my images.
Breaking the Cycle of Abuse
Abuse hurts, no matter the type or source. It damages the soul of the individual and leaves one feeling vulnerable, worthless, and hopeless. Mental health treatment is advised for anyone left in the wake of serious abuse. An understanding of the abuse cycle and its affects is necessary to break out of its chains.
Creative arts and support offer chance to break the silence
Maria Scaros-Mercado shows a mask made by a woman in her domestic violence support group. The reflection at left represents what the victim shows the world, while the inside of the mask, right, represents what the victim is really going through. Photographed at the Women's Center of Greater Danbury on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Scaros-Mercado is a drama therapist and licensed creative arts therapist. Photo: Jason Rearick / The News-Times