Physical abuse is the use of physical force against someone in a way that injures or endangers that person.
Physical assault or battering is a crime, whether it occurs inside or outside of the family.
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.
It is not a victory if you have to give up your rights as a person and a partner in exchange for not being assaulted! Many people are emotionally and verbally assaulted.
Emotional abuse includes such as yelling, name-calling, blaming, and shaming.
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.
Many men and women suffer from emotional abuse, which is no less destructive.
Unfortunately, emotional abuse is often minimized or overlooked—even by the person being abused.