I want to start this article by stating my own personal position quite clearly. Having suffered many years of abuse as a child... I have made it one of my MAIN GOALS in life to educate and inform people about ABUSE. Abuse takes many forms, there is sexual abuse, emotional abuse, mental abuse, physical abuse and
I am 40 years old. I have recently ended a 15 yr relationship, we have twin autistic boys together. The thing is that the reason why we split up was because he abused me over the years, verbally and physical. In april of last year he was drunk and got mad at me and smashed my face into a wall and choked me. So i called the police and he spent 6 months in jail for it. During that time i had met somebody else. I have feelings for him. Im like a giddy school girl when it comes to him. I smile when I think about him, when he texts me, when he calls me etc...
Relationship therapist Dr. Rhoberta Shaler share the number one things couples should NEVER do. Read on to learn what it is so you avoid it in your marriage.
A black eye hiding behind dark sunglasses is almost always a sure sign of a physically abusive relationship, but what happens when the abuse is verbal and comes in the form of control? Just because you aren't getting hit doesn't mean you aren't getting abused.
If you are preparing to leave your spouse, there are many items that will be important for you to take with you, things that may or may not seem obvious, like bank statements and your passport. However, there are probably lots of other things that you may not be thinking about right now. Things you'll most likely want later, after things have settled down.
January 18, 1996: I remember that day as clearly as if it were yesterday. It was the day I left Jason. The day I was to start a new life. I was standing outside the back of the office building where I worked in Buckhead (Atlanta). I was waiting for him to pick me up from work. He had my car; it was our only car left after the other one had been repossessed. I had lost everything, including but not limited to my self-esteem. That had gone long ago. Yes, it was the day I would end a seven year relationship filled with lies, betrayal, de
Our everyday life is full of manipulation whether we are aware of it or not. Some salesman on the doorway, some doctors, some teachers, some officials, or some co-workers might use unfair communication tactics to get what they want. The difficulty is more serious if the manipulator lives with the family, not to mention if the manipulator is our otherwise beloved partner. S/he can be wonderful in various areas in our life but they still might use debilitating pressure on us towards others.
How many times have I felt that way and how often have I heard this sigh coming from others before I began to deal with Emotional Manipulation? Weeding out manipulative attempts from straightforward communication or rightful influence is not always an easy ride. Cloud of negative emotions Before I recognize my emotions, I feel my heart pounding and my breathing becomes labored.
by Marina Sbrochi, for GaItime.com Verbal abuse sneaks into countless relationships. It is something that millions of women and men endure on a daily basis. One in four teenage girls in a relationship report that they've been repeatedly verbally abused. Another poll reveals that 33 million American adults are victims of domestic violence (repeated focus groups of women show that 3 out of 4 females count regular insults and name-calling as domestic violence).
I was wondering: how many people get into these situations, when their partners, who are suppose to give them love, appreciation and support, turn against them? Still, others might wonder why they are not leaving their abusive partner, as well. Once in a while, most of us get handled in a non-respectful way, and it would be irresponsible to break up after every conflict. On the other hand, the unfair but usual maneuver of an abusive partner who makes the victim believe that she or he is responsible for the bad turns of events is completely unacceptable.
If you grew up in a verbally and/or emotionally abusive family, you might not realize when you are being abusive and when you are being abused. Behind verbal and emotional abuse is always a desire to control the other person — to have power over the other's feelings and actions.
It may be easier to avoid an abusive relationship if you're able to detect the early signs. The following is the listing of the "15 Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship" that The Women's Center distributes to women seeking domestic violence counseling. This may be a helpful tool for you or a loved one to review in planning not to enter into, or stay in, a potentially abusive relationship.
I am a life and health coach and my blogs tend to focus on fun stuff like vegetables and food labels and how to get out of your own way when you’re trying to lose weight. I never thought I’d wade into anything remotely political, but the recent events involving Georgetown law student, Sandra Fluke have provided such an important lesson, for anyone, about knowing who you are and rejecting other people’s version of you. On a much, much smaller scale, I see this in my coaching practice all the time. Fortunately, none of my clients have been called derogatory names on a national radio show! Have you ever been accused of doing something or being something that just wasn’t true?
Bullying can be described as aggressive behaviour that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength. Often patterns of abusive behaviour becomes evident over time. Victims or targets sometimes downplay the violence and damage to their self esteem, hoping it will just go away or at least get better with time. Bullying and aggressive action rarely stop without some sort of intervention. Bullying is not strictly a behaviour of the young and not all bullying involves fighting. Bullying, in all forms, is an attempt to steal power from someone else thus empowering the bully. There is no single reason why some people attempt to take advantage of others, but those who intimidate and manipulate often use aggressive tactics.
"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" I remember this song from my childhood. It was what parents often said to their child(ren) when they came home crying or upset about something another child said to them or about them. We were made to believe that words don't hurt. As an adult, I completely disagree with this. Words do hurt! It's often the words from loved ones that hurt the most.