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  • Lying: The victim of domestic violence is terrified of her aggressor and hides the facts to avoid people finding out about the abuse, which may cause the aggressor to become even more violent. Sometimes the victim normalizes his violent actions, makes up excuses and even takes the blame for the aggressor´s actions.
  • Social Shedding: Victims of domestic violence tend to shed their former relationships and stop answering calls from family and friends. When they do communicate, they will deny they are being abused. When with the abusive partner, the victim is quiet and passive while the abuser does all the talking.