Domestic Violence Solution
Another pitfall for abuse victims is landing themselves in domestic violence situations, later in life.
The life underwriter sees the applicant's medical records, which reveals the injuries of domestic violence. Putting up with continued physical abuse suggests a victim mentality - that the victim is psychologically stuck in self-destructive behaviors. But a solution, such as decisively leaving the abusive relationship, can swing things in the applicant's favor.
All self-destructive behaviors - including putting up with domestic violence - can be put into the context of reacting to the trauma of childhood abuse. The important thing is to identify all the measures that have been taken to survive and persist. So think in terms of domestic violence SOLUTIONS, and identify them for the underwriter to see.
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