What are the 3 phases in the domestic violence cycle?
Tension-building phase: in this phase, the abuser may become increasingly irritable and volatile. They may use tactics such as verbal abuse, threats, and intimidation to control their partner.
Acting-out phase: this is the most visible and dangerous phase, where the abuser may assault or batter their partner.
Honeymoon phase: after the violence has occurred, the abuser may show remorse, beg for forgiveness, and promise that it will never happen again. This often leads to a false sense of security for the victim, and the cycle begins anew.