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Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace by Johnny Lee

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Chapter 3

The Dynamics ofDomestic Violence

The abuser in an abusive relationship tries to exert control over as much of the victim’s life as is humanly possible—control over their relationships, their behavior, their decision-making, their mind, and even their very being. The abuser is driven to maintain power and control over the victim, and wants her to suffer and struggle in order to pacify his own hostility.

The subject of domestic abuse is an extremely complicated one, embracing issues far beyond the scope of this book. In this chapter, we will focus on the basic information every employer and supervisor should know about the dynamics of an abusive relationship, and the role a job plays in the lives of the victim and her partner. We will ...

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