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It soon progressed to name-calling, insults, unfounded accusations, degradation, humiliation, and isolation.
The first step in domestic violence is to charm the victim; the second is to isolate the victim. I began believing I deserved the abuse, and thought everybody else believed I was who he said I was.
The signs weren't obvious, especially to a 14 year-old, but it began with him telling me he didn't like the shirts I wore, or that my skirt was too short; at the time, it was easy to mistake jealousy and control for adoration. Whoever you are, this book can show you how and where to get help. Maybe you have lived with abuse, maybe it happened just once; maybe you work or live next to someone who is being abused right now.Elder Abuse Prevalence and Incidence, National Center on Elder Abuse, 2005The abuse that older victims describe is similar to the experiences of other victims of domestic violence; abusers control their victims through intimidation, isolation, threats and violence.However, for older victims, abuse can be made worse by age, poor health and other age-related needs.It can also include concerns about the person who hurts them.