If you or someone you know are in this situation, it's important to take some action before serious injury occurs. Either seek help ( professional , support group or a domestic violence shelter) or remove yourself from that environment.
Abusive behavior goes in a cycle. The abuser is triggered by something that throws them into a rage- they lash out and cause physical harm to someone ( usually a loved one).
Afterwards they feel remorseful and will try to make up for their abuse by buying gifts, telling the abused person how much they love them - they'll NEVER hurt them anymore and PLEASE accept my heartfelt apology.
Things typically go smoothly for awhile until the next event happens that angers the abuser.
The same cycle of abuse often reoccurs over and over. It won't just stop and until the abusive person agrees to seek professional help from a therapist, this kind of behavior will continue.
We have crisis counselors available 24/7 to help with any kind of problems. If you need to talk about this or any other difficult situation, don't hesitate to reach out for help!