1.) this article, nor I, does/do NOT support self-blame as a mechanism to enhance perceived self-control. The article points to self-blame as a maladaptive coping mechanism to try to attain greater perceived control, which it then goes on to argue as an essential component for resiliency.
2.) Sarahconstance — Within this context, it is assumed that the perpetrator IS, most of the time, psychologically manipulating the woman in some way, shape or form; however, at the same time, the article argues that this is not the sole reason for self-blame. One can imagine that psychological abuse would almost always in “characterological” self-blame, the more severe of the two.]]>