Well...You tend to get looked at in school by people and you become a social outcast and you develop unhealthy coping skills...but we dealt with it. I'm not sure how a family should "deal" with it. My mother moved on to another asshole and i don't think i really had time to process the whole thing before I just put it in the back of my mind. We grew up in a violent household. My father beating someone up was not uncommon. I guess we just knew it would eventually happen. To who...we thought it would have been one of us. It was a way of life and that's how it was.