The greatest couple to ever live
How many times can you wear it between washes?
Huh. I think this is the most important thing I’ve ever reblogged.
TRIGGER WARNING: ABUSE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
[image: Simple text image with three arrows in a circle. Title: Cycle of Violence. (these steps usually happen in sequence, but they do not always start with the Honeymoon Phase) 1. “Honeymoon” Phase - The abuser could ignore, deny, or act sorry for the violence. The abuser may try to “male up” through gifts or favors. The abuser may seek pity. This phase is an attempt to draw you back into the relationship. 2. Tension Phase - This feels like walking on eggshells. There may not be physical violence, but emotional abuse, threats, and intimidation are present. Fear of violence is often as coercive as violence itself. 3. Violent Phase - This is the actual violent episode. It includes physical emotional, or sexual abuse. A crime is committed.]
EVERYONE needs to know this. This is how nearly all abusive relationships play out, nearly all of the time. It’s very, very common and very important.
Bear in mind that “violent outbursts” can also mean mental/verbal abuse, shoving or holding someone down, throwing things at the person or threats.
Usually, this cycle worsens and worsens throughout the relationship. The violent episodes last longer and longer and the honeymoon phase gets shorter or may disappear completely, leaving the relationship bouncing back and forth between tension and explosions.
Please reblog if you think your readers could be helped by this?