The Abuse Cycle


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  • Your so stupid. Why don't you care for me and my needs?
  • Ahh Ouch! Stop please!! Babe I'm sorry! I can cook you something if you'd like?
  • Honey i'm sorry! Please forgive me. It was just a rough day at work today. I'll make it up to you! Let's take a vacation to get away and relax.
  • It's okay I guess. Sure let's go to the beach!
  • Your right! You deserve this relaxing break.
  • See this is great so relaxing!
  • ABUSE OCCURS: Presley snaps because her husband Paul forgot to bring home food from Chick-fa-la. Paul offers to make food because he is a great cook but Presley doesn't settle! Instead she starts to hit poor Paul.
  • I'm glad your having a good time. I love you!
  • This is so much fun!
  • EXCUSES: Presley realizes Paul is hurt and upset. Presley acts fast and offers Paul a relaxing vacation to try and cover up what she has done.
  • Why won't you buy me what I want?!
  • Honey please calm down! I'm sorry I don't have the money right now!
  • HONEYMOON: Presley and Paul go on vacation and everything seems great!
  • I don't want this for dinner! Your such a horrible husband! Why don't you do what I want?
  • ROUTINE: Presley and Paul decide to go dancing and end up having a great night!
  • TENSION: Paul decides to take Presley shopping but when Paul doesn't have enough money to get Presley what she wants, things get tense!
  • TRIGGER LEADING TO ABUSE: Presley snaps again when Paul doesn't cook the right meal! This time she is ten times more aggressive than she was before! How mad will she get the next time she snaps?
  • Stop hitting me I you always love my chicken and potatoes!
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