This is the final stage of the Stockholm Syndrome
have accepted the situation and are not complaining or asking for help. Victims are not motivated to try to get out of the situation. If opportunity arise for escape, victims may have extreme difficulty leaving the abuser. They no longer see a reason to leave. They have taken on the abuser's perspective of the situation. They assumed the abuser's beliefs and values think that there is nothing wrong with what has been happening. If they have been abused, they may think that this was not a bad thing. They do not view the abuser as bad and do not judge the abuser's behaviors as wrong or bad.
When a child is being sexually abused
, he or she may accept the abuse as part of life. The child may have a trauma or betrayal bond
with the perpetrator
and appear to be attached and to have a close relationship with the abuser. The child does not appear to be angry
with the abuser. The child does not disclose
the abuse for fear of negative consequences
to the abuser. Having learned (i.e., self-perception) that she is helpless
to change the situation, the child victim has accepted and adapted to the sexual abuse.
See Accommodation Syndrome