Abusive Relationships



What makes a relationship abusive?
abusive relationships can be either physical or psychological.
physical abuse: Physical abuse is physical force or violence that results in bodily injury, pain, or impairment. It includes assault, battery, and inappropriate restraint and even sexual abuse.
psychological abuse: Psychological abuse is the systematic perpetration of malicious and explicit nonphysical acts against an
intimate partner, child, or dependent adult. This may be classified as verbal or emotional abuse.

note- neglect may be classified as either physical or psychological abuse depending on the situation.

Information from: http://www.ncadv.org/files/PsychologicalAbuse.pdf and http://www.preventelderabuse.org/elderabuse/physical.html and http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/families/family_abuse.html

you can also learn more about abusive relationships from the websites above

Chart- this chart show that about 1/3 of America go through abuse. that number is way to high and we need to figure out a way to lower it so that not so many people have to deal with this kind of thing. it leaves them emotionally scarred and it is hard for them to make relationships again, especially with the people that may have hurt them or did not help them out.

What characteristics make up an abusive relationship?

Psychologist Reka Morvay describes abusive relationships:

this site can help you identify signs of an unhealthy/ abusive relationship
is your relationship healthy or unhealthy?



recognizing abuse in a relationship
warning signs

ARTICLE from helpguideline.org on domestic violence and 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. Emotional abuse is often minimized, yet it can leave deep and lasting scars.
Noticing and acknowledging the warning signs and symptoms of domestic violence and abuse is the first step to ending it. No one should live in fear of the person they love. If you recognize yourself or someone you know in the following warning signs and descriptions of abuse, don’t hesitate to reach out. There is help available.
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