Survivor theory portrays women as inactive victims but reactive help survivors and help seekers. Survivor theory encourages domestic violence victims to come up with different ways and methods to get assistance from both the informal and formal sectors of the society. The survivor theory further asserts the need for effective and effective distribution of resources in the society so that women would benefit too and salvage themselves from the constant domestic violence. It also appreciates the numerous attempts by women to get assistance in spite of intense violence against them (Bachman, 1992). The survivor theory further recognizes and takes into consideration the quest by women to encourage one another, their determination to get help, and their self-made progresses to curd domestic violence.
Traumatic theory depicts domestic violence in its different and unique interaction that results as a buildup outcome between the abuser and victim. Traumatic theory depicts institutional structural violence, as per the theory trauma of the violence makes up a great emotional bond that is associated with cognitive misrepresentation and character techniques that unintentionally and ultimately provide grounds for violence and creating a strong bond. A traumatic bond develops as a result of the character of the violence and abuse by its reinforcement via strong affection, portraying it to a structural violence too. The strong affection entails the changing of great intense of both negative and positive interaction (Payne, 2010). The traumatic theory also asserts that both the victim and abuser go through the same degree of mental torture that includes taking responsibility for the violence, trust, blame, and power. The traumatic theory further states that a traumatic bond and character will always put the victim at the state of being victimized over and over again and the abuser will always continue with his violent character.