CYCLE OF ABUSE = WHAT STAGE ARE YOU IN?
1. Tension Building - Breakdown of communication (separation / isolation)
2. Incident Happens - Physical, Verbal, Emotional, Event, Blaming, arguing, treats
3. Reconciliation - Apology, excuses, deny, gaslighting, love bombing, enabling
4. Calm Before The Tension - Make up, honey moon stage, projecting, mirroring, projecting
WHAT IS CYCLE ABUSE?
Word Origin and History for cycle late 14c., from Late Latin cyclus, from Greek kyklos "circle or wheel, anycircular body
Word Origin and History for abuse
early 15c., "to misuse, misapply," from Middle French abuser, from VulgarLatin *abusare, from Latin abusus "an abusing, using up," past participleof abuti "use up," also "misuse," from ab- "away" (see ab) + uti "use"(see use). Of sexual situations from early 15c., but originally incest,homosexuality, prostitution, etc.; meaning "to misuse sexually, ravish" isfrom 1550s. Specifically of drugs, from 1968. Related: Abused ; abusing. mid 5c., "improper practice," from Old French abus (14c.), from Latinabusus (v.))