Main Article Content

Abstract

Abusive relationship is a form of intimate partner violence (IPV). This research was conducted to explore the experience of women who survived an abusive relationship, then recovered and established new relationship. In-depth interviews and observations were carried out to three young adult women. Data were analyzed using hermeneutical phenomenology approach. The whole process was analyzed in five phases. The results indicated that participants’ responses regarding the recovery process from an abusive relationship emerged in 10 main themes. Having warm relationship with the perpetrator's family was an inhibiting factor for participants to leave the abusive relationship. In the recovery process, the participants made various efforts to find their strengths and gain confident to build new relationships. Friend support was found to be an important factor in the recovery process from abusive relationships. This research informs valuable insights for abusive relationship victims to recover from their relationship and establish new positive relationship.

Keywords

abusive recovery relationship trauma young adults bangkit berpacaran dewasa muda kekerasan

Article Details

How to Cite
Amanda, C., & Mansoer, W. W. (2022). Phenomenological study of women who recovered from abusive dating relationship. Jurnal Psikologi Ulayat: Indonesian Journal of Indigenous Psychology, 9(1), 23–45. https://doi.org/10.24854/jpu188

References

  1. Anderson, K. M., Renner, L. M., & Danis, F. S. (2012). Recovery: Resilience and growth in the aftermath of domestic violence. Violence Against Women, 18(11), 1279–1299. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801212470543
  2. Ansara, D. L., & Hindin, M. J. (2011). Psychosocial consequences of intimate partner violence for women and men in Canada. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(8), 1628–1645. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260510370600
  3. Arriaga, X. B., & Schkeryantz, E. L. (2015). Intimate relationships and personal distress: The invisible harm of psychological aggression. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(10), 1332–1344. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167215594123
  4. Baholo, M., Christofides, N., Wright, A., Sikweyiya, Y., & Shai, N. J. (2015). Women’s experiences leaving abusive relationships: A shelter-based qualitative study. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 17(5), 638–649. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2014.979881
  5. Braithwaite, S. R., Delevi, R., & Fincham, F. D. (2010). Romantic relationships and the physical and mental health of college students. Personal Relationships, 17(1), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-6811.2010.01248.x
  6. Chronister, K. M., Marsiglio, M. C., Linville, D., & Lantrip, K. R. (2014). The influence of dating violence on adolescent girls’ educational experiences. The Counseling Psychologist, 42(3), 374–405. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011000012470569
  7. Creswell, J. W. (2007). Qualitative inquiry & research design: Choosing among five approaches (2nd ed.). Sage.
  8. Estrellado, A. F., & Loh, J. (2014). Factors associated with battered Filipino women’s decision to stay in or leave an abusive relationship. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(4), 575–592. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260513505709
  9. Fife, R. S., & Schrager, S. (2012). Family violence. Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  10. Foshee, V. A., Reyes, H. L. M. N., Gottfredson, N. C., Chang, L. Y., & Ennett, S. T. (2013). A longitudinal examination of psychological, behavioral, academic, and relationship consequences of dating abuse victimization among a primarily rural sample of adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 53(6), 723–729. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.06.016
  11. Komisi Nasional Perempuan. (2019). Catatan Kekerasan terhadap Perempuan tahun 2019. https://drive.google.com/file/d/10lGI9ESnIqUASmw7nCdqtt7_kmoVfaMq/view
  12. Kwang, T., Crockett, E. E., Sanchez, D. T., & Swann, W. B. (2013). Men seek social standing, women seek companionship: Sex differences in deriving self-worth from relationships. Psychological Science, 24(7), 1142–1150. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797612467466
  13. Lewis, S. D., Henriksen, R. C., & Watts, R. E. (2015). Intimate partner violence: The recovery experience. Women and Therapy, 38(3–4), 377–394. https://doi.org/10.1080/02703149.2015.1059223
  14. Pill, N., Day, A., & Mildred, H. (2017). Trauma responses to intimate partner violence: A review of current knowledge. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 34, 178–184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2017.01.014
  15. Reynolds, F., & Shepherd, C. (2011). Young women’s accounts of intimate partner violence during adolescence and subsequent recovery processes: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 84(3), 314–334. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8341.2010.02001.x
  16. Shen, A. C. T. (2014). Dating violence and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in Taiwanese college students: The roles of cultural beliefs. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(4), 635–658. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260513505213
  17. Smith, M., Nunley, B., & Martin, E. (2013). Intimate partner violence and the meaning of love. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34(6), 395–401. https://doi.org/10.3109/01612840.2012.762960
  18. Walker, L. E. A. (2017). The battered woman syndrome (4th ed.). Springer.
  19. World Health Organization. (2012). Understanding and addressing violence against women: Intimate partner violence. https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/77432/WHO_RHR_12.36_eng.pdf;jsessionid=00B3CB544EBF125D8121D6EB55B9B8D6?sequence=1
  20. Wuest, J., & Merritt-Gray, M. (2001). Beyond survival: Reclaiming self after leaving an abusive male partner. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research Archive, 32(4), 79–94.