To determine whether your relationship is abusive, answer the questions below.
The more “yes” answers, the more likely it is that you’re in an abusive relationship.
Your abuser may also threaten you, hurt you, or hurt those around you. Abuse happens among heterosexual couples and in same-sex partnerships.
It occurs within all age ranges, ethnic backgrounds, and economic levels.
Forced sex, even by a spouse or intimate partner with whom you also have consensual sex, is an act of aggression and violence.
Furthermore, people whose partners abuse them physically The incidents of physical abuse seem minor when compared to those you have read about, seen on television, or heard other women talk about.
The police have the power and authority to protect you from physical attack.
An abuser doesn’t “play fair.” Abusers use fear, guilt, shame, and intimidation to wear you down and keep you under his or her thumb.
Studies indicate that if your spouse/partner has injured you once, it is likely he will continue to physically assault you.
The physical assaults stopped when you became passive and gave up your right to express yourself as you desire, to move about freely and see others, and to make decisions. This can be as equally frightening and is often more confusing to try to understand.
Recognizing an Abusive Personality Identifying Abuse Leaving an Abusive Relationship Community Q&A A relationship can be abusive in many ways, but ultimately, abuse boils down to power and control.
A relationship is abusive when one partner uses any type of violence, whether it is physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological, to influence or control the other partner.