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cycle of abuse worksheet

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on this page, we will provide you with a cycle of abuse worksheet. it will help you in knowing more about how the cycle of abuse works.

what is the cycle of abuse worksheet?

abuse is violence, treating someone badly and depriving them of their rights. abuse can be physical as well as emotional. often, people let them get abused in a relationship, it is a power-play.

there are four stages of the abuse cycle.

  1. tension building
  2. incident
  3. reconciliation
  4. calm

how the cycle of abuse worksheets will help?

it has four steps,

  1. tension building

the stage at which the tensions start building, the abuser starts feeling alone, annoyed, triggered and irritable.

  1. incident

at this stage, the victim says or does something the abuser feels upset about or threatened by, and the abuser attempts to dominate the target throughverbal,physical, or sexual abuse.

  1. reconciliation

at this stage the abuser will try to reconcile with the victim, he might feel remorse about what he has done. he will promise the victim to never do the same ever in his life. the abuser will blame the situation or the circumstances under which he abused the victim

  1. calm

at this stage, the abuser becomes calm and quiet, the victim feels that he has changed and accepts the apology. but after some time the same behaviour starts all over again in a passive-aggressive way.

instructions on how to use the cycle of abuse worksheet

once you have read and understood clearly how the cycle of abuse works. if you are someone who has ever come across bullies and abusers, please share your experiences below

you can download this worksheethere.

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on this page, we provided you with acycle of abuse worksheet which hopefully helped you in knowing more about how the cycle of abuse works.

if you have any questions or comments please let us know.


the worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional.

you should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. we are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

there are various resources where you can seek help.

you could useonline-therapyif you feel you needcounselling.

if you live in the uk then thislist of resources from the nhsmay help you find help.
if you live in the usa then you could contactmental health americawho may be able to assist you further.

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amanda knowles

amanda knowled is an applied psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. she has worked in clinical settings (as special ed. counselor, cbt therapist) and has contributed at local universities as a faculty member from time to time. she has a graduate degree in english literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. she feels accountable and passionate about making a "quality" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. she actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.