Self - Loss of

The inestimable cost of lost productivity by damaged individuals unable to function fully, if at all. of lost psychic identities, and even loss of lives must also be considered. Think of the millions of women who live with violence and the fear of violence. They lose their sense of identity which has been eroded to the point where they accept the contaminated version of reality dictated by their abusers.

Bahá’í International Community, 1994 May 26, Creating Violence-Free Families