LIVED EXPERIENCES OF BATTERED MOTHERS

Raizlle Rannice Arevalo | Ma. Athena Gaile Tepace | Cariñez Dela Cruz-Fajarito, RPsy, RPm |

September 24, 2019
Psychology

This study aims to know the lived experiences of battered mothers, how they relate to their children, and respond to the maltreatment of their spouses. we used interpretative phenomenological analysis in analyzing the data. Through purposive sampling, 10 battered mothers, ages 32 to 52 were chosen to be participants in the study. We came up with five themes: sacrificing for their children, anger, sympathy in sorrow, physical pain, and active-passive responses. Mothers, although physically abused, have still shown their love for their children. Hence, they were characterized to be selfless as they can still care for their children despite being battered. They were characterized to be selfless, then. It was shown that they did not want to tolerate the abuse towards them, but their behavior of passively reacting and still staying in the relationship may display tolerance, because again, they were thinking of the their family and their children?s welfare.

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