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Judith Lewis Herman Quotes

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The guarantee of safety in a battering relationship can never be based upon a promise from the perpetrator, no matter how heartfelt. Rather, it must be based upon the self-protective capability of the victim. Until the victim has developed a detailed and realistic contingency plan and has demonstrated her ability to carry it out, she remains in danger of repeated abuse  (Judith Lewis Herman Quotes) The vast majority of incest begins years before the earliest conceivable age of consent. p4  (Judith Lewis Herman Quotes) Recovery can only take place within the context of relationships; it cannot occur in isolation  (Judith Lewis Herman Quotes) In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure no one listens  (Judith Lewis Herman Quotes) ... in practice the standard for what constitutes rape is set not at the level of women’s experience of violation but just above the level of coercion acceptable to men  (Judith Lewis Herman Quotes) Over time as most people fail the survivor’s exacting test of trustworthiness, she tends to withdraw from relationships. The isolation of the survivor thus persists even after she is free  (Judith Lewis Herman Quotes) The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud is the central dialectic of psychological trauma  (Judith Lewis Herman Quotes)