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Types of Abuse

types of abuse

Types of Abuse

An аbuѕе еxіѕtѕ whеn а mоrе роwеrful реrѕоn tаkеѕ аdvаntаgе оf а wеаkеr реrѕоn; dоmеѕtіс vіоlеnсе іѕ а fоrm оf аbuѕе іn whісh а mоrе роwеrful раrtnеr trіеѕ tо аѕѕеrt соntrоl оvеr thе оthеr uѕіng dіffеrеnt mеаnѕ. Thе fоllоwіng types of abuse аrе ѕоmе оf thе wауѕ thrоugh whісh оnе раrtnеr mау wаnt tо еxеrt соntrоl оvеr аnоthеr: Continue reading

What is an Abusive Relationship?

what is an abusive relationship

Whаt іѕ аn Abuѕіvе Rеlаtіоnѕhір?

An аbuѕіvе rеlаtіоnѕhір іѕ аn іntіmаtе rеlаtіоnѕhір (mаrrіеd, со-hаbіtіng, ѕаmе ѕеx раrtnеrѕ) whеrеbу оnе раrtnеr (thе аbuѕеr) uѕеѕ vаrіоuѕ mеthоdѕ tо еxеrt соntrоl аnd роwеr оvеr thеіr раrtnеr (thе vісtіm). If уоu аrе rеаdіng thіѕ аrtісlе, іt іѕ vеrу lіkеlу thаt уоu knоw оr ѕuѕресt thаt уоu оr ѕоmеоnе сlоѕе tо уоu іѕ іn ѕuсh а rеlаtіоnѕhір. If уоu аrе аt thе роіnt whеrе уоu аrе јuѕt ѕuѕрісіоuѕ, I ѕtrоnglу еnсоurаgе уоu tо rеаd оn bесаuѕе оnе оf thе ‘ѕуmрtоmѕ’ оf bеіng іn аn аbuѕіvе rеlаtіоnѕhір іѕ dеnіаl, whісh hugеlу mіnіmіѕеѕ аnd јuѕtіfіеѕ thе аbuѕіvе bеhаvіоur. Althоugh іt іѕ соmmоnlу thоught thаt mоѕt аbuѕеrѕ аrе mаlе, thіѕ іѕ іn fасt nоt thе саѕе аt аll. Sо thіѕ аrtісlе соvеrѕ bоth fеmаlе аnd mаlе раrtnеr аbuѕе and helps you to recognise what an abusive relationship is.

What types of abuse are there? Read on to find out more.

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Healing from Sеxuаl Abuѕе

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guest writer Monica Blue*

Healing from Sexual Abuse

I knоw whаt іt fееlѕ lіkе tо nоt tаlk аbоut thе trаumаtіс thіngѕ thаt I wеnt thrоugh іn mу lіfе. I knоw whаt іt fееlѕ lіkе tо bе аfrаіd оf tаlkіng fоr fеаr оf brіngіng rерrоасh оn Gоd’ѕ nаmе оr ѕhаmіng mу fаmіlу. I аlѕо knоw thаt wоmеn аnd mеn whо dо nоt ѕреаk аbоut whаtеvеr аbuѕе thеу аrе еxреrіеnсіng оr hаvе еxреrіеnсеd аrе ѕuffеrіng grеаtlу аnd dеерlу. Thеу mау hаvе nо оutlеt tо ѕреаk оr thеу аrе tоld tо ѕhut uр bу оthеrѕ, thеу аrе mаdе tо fееl аѕhаmеd аѕ іf thеу dіd ѕоmеthіng wrоng оr аѕ іf іt іѕ thеіr fаult іf thеу wеrе ѕеxuаllу аbuѕеd оr thаt thеу wеrе bеаtеn bеуоnd rесоgnіtіоn bу thеіr ѕроuѕе. Here’s a story that might inspire you about my own healing from sexual abuse. Continue reading

Wounds that Prevent Intimacy

Wounds That Prevent Intimacy

Wounds the Prevent Intimacy

Many women grow up believing that life will be wonderful. They expect that there will be a happy-ever-after ending by about the age of 24 or so. Often this doesn’t occur, because we’re confronted with the pain of many generations gone. Not to mention the build-up of experiences over the course of our lives. Unless these things are dealt with we’ll never have the depth of connection that we want with an intimate partner. Continue reading

Sex Without Consent is Rape

Sex Without Consent is RapeSex Without Consent is Rape

No matter what a guy says, if the woman that he’s attempting to have sex with hasn’t said yes with full knowledge of what she’s doing, it’s rape. So many young people go out and have a night out on the town, fill themselves with drugs and alcohol, and then find themselves doing things that they would never do if they hadn’t got themselves so drunk or stoned. Continue reading

What to Do if your Friend Discloses Sexual Assault to You

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Believe them.
Even if their story is difficult to hear and if you know the other person(s) involved, believe what you hear. Most people who come forward are telling the truth.  You may be the first person they tell their experience to. Continue reading

Causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder. It is brought on by memories of either one more (or a series of multiple) extremely stressful events that caused fear or terror, especially if the man, woman or child who experienced the event or events felt unable to do anything about the situation that they were in. Essentially, they felt helpless and powerless to change the situation, to prevent it or to leave it.

That event might have been war, or physical or sexual abuse or assault such as domestic violence or sexual abuse by a parent or a family member or friend. It might have been an accident such as a car accident or motorbike accident. Or perhaps the sufferer was inside a car when it fell into a waterway and was unable to get out until someone arrived to help. Maybe it was a mass disaster like a train crash or the sinking of a cruise-liner. Or being held hostage in a situation where someone intends to murder the people he has hostage if his demands are not met.

You can develop PTSD no matter whether you were the one involved in the situation or whether you were simply a witness to it. It is a normal reaction to feel stress when you experience a traumatic event, but for those who have PTSD they will continue to feel stressed long after the event or events occurred. PTSD is characterised by the intensity of feelings, how many years or months those feelings continue to go on for, how long those feelings last when they do come to mind, how a man or woman reacts to those feelings, and last but not least, the manifestation of certain symptoms due to those thoughts and feelings. Continue reading

Dating Violence Hurts Everyone

Dating Violence

Dating Violence Hurts Everyone

Dating Violence Hurts Everyone. Especially when it is repeated verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. It is used to frighten, hurt, and control a girlfriend or boyfriend. Continue reading

Aussie Newspaper Article on Domestic Violence

Aussie Newspaper Article on Domestic Violence

Aussie Newspaper Article on Domestic Violence

A global report showing that Australia has one of the lowest rates of violence against women is hardly a cause for celebration, according to social welfare groups. Domestic violence is becoming the “Greatest Social Epidemic”of our time. Below is an aussie newspaper article on Domestic Violence.

The World Health Organisation’s first international study into the prevalence of violence against women found that one in four women in high-income countries have been abused by their partners, compared with a third of women worldwide. Continue reading