THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE

The Cycle of Violence in Domestic Abuse Domestic abuse falls into a common pattern, or cycle of violence. Abuse – Your abusive partner lashes out with aggressive, belittling, or violent behavior. The abuse is a power play designed to show you “who is boss.” Guilt – After abusing you, your partner feels guilt, but not […]

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EMOTIONAL ABUSE

Emotional abuse: It’s a bigger problem than you think! When people think of domestic abuse, they often picture battered women who have been physically assaulted. But not all abusive relationships involve violence. Just because you’re not battered and bruised doesn’t mean you’re not being abused. Many men and women suffer from emotional abuse, which is […]

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & ABUSE

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Noticing and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship is the first step to ending it. No one should live in fear of the person they […]

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