Sending love & healing your way. Society must allow a time of processing for this young lady along with the others. Michelle Knight obviously comes from a background of abuse. Her mother displays a perfect Narcisstic mother.
[ nrssə sìzzəm ]
1.self-admiration: excessive self-admiration and self-centeredness
2.personality disorder: in psychiatry, a personality disorder characterized by the patient’s overestimation of his or her own appearance and abilities and an excessive need for admiration.
The family members or Michelle Knight are heroes for standing up and telling the truth about their mother. SHE DID NOT PROTECT them (her children) from the physical and mental abuse her brother committed upon them. The cycle of abuse is a social cycle theory developed in the 1970s by Lenore Walker to explain patterns of behavior in an abusive relationship.
Walker’s theory rests on the idea that abusive relationships, once established, are characterized by a predictable repetitious pattern of abuse, whether emotional, psychological or physical, with psychological abuse nearly always preceding and accompanying physical abuse. Additionally, Walker suggested that sustained periods of living in such a cycle may lead to learned helplessness and battered person syndrome.
The cycle of abuse concept is widely used in domestic violence programs, particularly in the United States. Critics have argued the theory is flawed as it does not apply as universally as Walker suggested, does not accurately or completely describe all abusive relationships, and may favor ideological presumptions over empirical data. Michelle Knight’s mother my guess also a victim of abuse by this same brother. Leading to generational abuse and ritual abuse.
1.alleged ritualistic abuse: the physical and psychological abuse of children and adults believed by some to exist as part of supposed satanic rituals.
Generational abuse A cycle of abuse has been proven time and time again. When something is characterized as being cyclical it means that it occurs in a repeating pattern. Abuse is identifiable as being cyclical in two ways; it is both generational and episodic. Generational cycles of abuse are passed down, by example and exposure, from parents to children. Episodic abuse occurs in a repeating pattern within the context of at least two individuals within a family system. It may involve spousal abuse, child abuse, or even elder abuse.
Michelle will begin to have back flashes of the abuse not only in her current life, also her past abuse will resurface. She and the others will never forget, they provide HOPE.
SOULUTIONS healing for the soul