Unless one who has been abused admits it, at least to themselves, and goes over it, day by day, word by word to fully ‘master’ what has happened, the future is bleak.
The Victim might enter another abusive relationship.
The Victim might avoid relationships.
The Victim might misread a perfectly good relationship and end it in fear it will become abusive.
Where John would go out and get drunk and come home and beat Gladys, she attributed the beating to the drinking.
She went into a relationship with Carl who didn’t drink, but would provoke her to anger so he could beat her.
Leaving Carl she got into a relationship with Stan who didn’t drink, didn’t get angry, but would insult her and ridicule her.
Three abusive relationships, back to back.