Philip Perez Case

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Phillip Perez was incensed when he walked in the small apartment. He made his presence known by slamming the door open with an immense strength fueled by drunken rage. He has received some upsetting news that is the cause of this inappropriate entrance on this late night. His girlfriend, Melanie Krizek is flirting with another man according to a friend he was with at the club earlier. His unreasonable response to this rumor is to loudly enter the small apartment and wake the two ladies occupying the home. Phillip pulls Melanie out of the comforts of her bed and drags her into the bathroom, shutting the door, and leaving their toddler daughter to scream and cry on the other side. Each hit and kick to Melanie’s face and body is just punishment…show more content…
I still was too embarrassing to be seen with,” Melanie admitted fidgeting. She pulled her thick, curly, brown hair out of her bun and fiddled with the messy strands. She then continued as if astonished and disappointed by her past actions, “and I believed I wasn 't good enough.” Her lips formed a straight line after that sentence, and she tilted her head with a movement that can be described as a weak shrug. “Domestic violence affects one’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors and can significantly impact one’s mental stability. Increased anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression symptoms are commonly observed among survivors of domestic violence,” (“Effects of Domestic Violence”). Melanie Krizek went through a depression and even admits to missing Phil. The battered woman would usually call him not too long after a breakup, and beg him to take her back. Melanie always had hope that he would change his ways this time. The cycle eventually died out. Though it was hard for her to not forgive Phillip for the umpteenth time, Melanie finally found the power to let him go for good. She decided that she didn’t want him to control her and she didn’t want to be dependent on him
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