The road to recovery after an abusive relationship.
by knaeg1 on October 25, 2013 - 1:07am
In America abusive relationships are more common than most people would like to think. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a situation where an abusive takes place within a wife and husband, boyfriend and girlfriend, or in same-sex relationships. These people experiencing the abuse can still be partaking in the relationship, or the relationship could be already terminated. In statistics done about intimate partner violence, women are affected 7 times more than men are in this type of situation. This led the study to pursue the recovery and emotional states of battered women. Battered women are survivors of domestic violence. This violence is not only physical and sexual, but also psychological and economical. When women are put through a battered relationship, a good option for them to recover is career counseling to increase confidence. The career counseling proposed for these women is called SCCT. The three steps in this counseling are self-efficiency, outcome expectations, and perceived barriers and support. This should help the women in the future not only get a job, but maintain it in the future. Battered women have not only the challenge of getting out of an abusive relationship, but also the challenge of getting a career afterwards. At the end of the article a personal story of Tameika, a 29 year-old woman of African descent who experienced abuse within her nine-year relationship. Throughout the article it tells of her story of getting out of her abusive relationship and then her journey for a job afterwards. By using interventions this article shows tells of how women can empower themselves after an abusive relationships, and find career opportunities after the abuse they had faced for so long.
All research has a fundamental purpose and goal. This research aims to depict the problems that abusive women or as the article states as battered women face finding a job after leaving an abusive relationship. The main purpose of this article is to give the statistics of women facing an abusive relationship. Along with having a hard time finding a job, these women have a long road ahead of them in recovery from the previous years of abuse they face. In the article the researchers conclude that women who are in abusive relationships have negative career and educational goal expectations. In order for these women to get over an abusive relationship they must face the problems that lie inside of them after facing the abusive relationship. The article focuses on how to recover after the relationship as well. Some of the things the article states as helpful in overcoming this type of situation is a good support system, trust with your counselor, and goals to set for you to reach for in the future. This article not only does a good job at setting the definition of a abusive relationship, but also giving valid examples of who this happens to, and how to fix these situations. The article even goes as far as finding someone who went through the process within the article, and shares her story. The road to recovery is not easy after leaving an abusive relationship, but this article has the potential for people reading it to listen to it’s words and heal. Intimate partner violence is a very real thing as this article points out.