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The cycle of violence
The Cycle of Violence and Power & Control Wheel are tools to help you examine your partner’s behaviour.
Power & Control Wheel
The Power & Control Wheel illustrates the pattern of actions that an individual uses to intentionally control or dominate intimate partners. The wheel makes the pattern, intent and impact of violence visible.
You may see your partner’s behaviour has a pattern and a purpose. Their behaviour is deliberate with the intent to control you. As you reflect on your partner’s behaviour, consider how it is affecting you and your children.
We recognize that exploring your relationship can be difficult work. Be sure to connect with trusted supports. Our support workers are also available to support you during this process.
- Is This Abuse? Love is Respect
- When Love Hurts: A Woman’s Guide to Understanding Abuse in Relationships, 2008. Jill Cory and Karen McAndless-Davis, WomanKind Press, New Westminster, BC.