Objective: The purpose of this research was to explore women's experience of domestic violence in Maluku. Method: A qualitative methodology with a phenomenological approach was used in this study. There were eight participants. Results: The research has found five themes including the changing behavior of husbands, the causes of domestic violence, the forms of domestic violence involving husbands, the impact of domestic violence on self-concept, and strengthening self-potential. Conclusions: The result of this research recommends mental health nurses should counsel women who experienced domestic violence during the recovery stage to enhance the women's mental health.
- Intimate partner violence (IPV)
- Women's experience