In many cases, repeated exposure can cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Teenagers exposed to domestic violence often fail to form affectionate and trustworthy relationships with their parents, and end up plagued with feelings of isolation, helplessness, and doubt of self-worth.
As a result, it may be viewed by society as a fairly accepted and typical behavior.
Because both emotional and physical intimacy occur in private between two people, violence and abuse can remain well hidden and may continue over a long period of time.
The cloak of secrecy is further reinforced because victims of dating and relationship violence often feel powerless, frightened, and ashamed; therefore, they are reluctant to report their experiences because they may feel they are somehow at fault; or they may have reasonable fears that the violence will escalate if they disclose their experiences to another person.
The excuses are all about avoiding responsibility and putting the blame on the victim.
People using abuse don’t get abusive towards teachers, cops or parents, because they can get in trouble for that.