Last Updated on September 22, 2017 by Cindy Bekesi
A friend recently said to me: ‘You’re like a prey animal, ears pricked up, looking for danger.’
Like many children of domestic violence Louisa Adjoa Parker has heightened stress-activation, which we know to be maladaptive, harming both her mental and physical health. However, there are other negative consequence of the constant fear that may come from living with domestic violence. Like many other children of domestic violence, Louisa found herself addicted to drugs and alcohol, and also repeating the same pattern of her parents’ abusive relationship.