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.................................................... Cycle of Violence .................................................... Build up phase He: Increasingly moody, tense and irritable; She: Attempts to please and placate him, walks on eggshells. Remorsephase He: Begs forgiveness; promises to ;cries She: Confused but relieved and hopeful; agrees to stay. Power and Control Explosive phase He: Attacks physically, emotionally, verbally source: cdvs.com.au She: Tries to reason and calm him and to protect herself; may attempt to leave and/or call police.