Are You Living in an Abusive Marriage?
- How To Leave Abusive Relationship (6)
- Passive Aggressive Behavior (18)
- Verbal and Emotional Abuse (11)
The Difference Between Domestic Abuse and Normal Marital Conflict
Do you know the difference between marital conflict and domestic abuse? Compromise, negotiation and arguing are not domestic abuse. It may be uncomfortable but for a marriage to thrive it is necessary.
The Negative Effects of Domestic Abuse on Children
Children who live with domestic abuse in the home are more likely to develop health and psychological problems as adults. They are more likely to be abused or become abusers themselves later in life.
The Divorce Support Forum
The advice and support you find on the About.com Divorce Support Forum will become an important part of your journey through the divorce process. You will not only find support but relevant advice and information about divorce, coping with divorce and moving on after divorce.
Help For Victims of Domestic Abuse
Links to resources such as state laws pertaining to domestic violence, programs offering assistance and other information to help victims and families of victims of domestic violence.
Domestic Abuse Screening Quiz
Is your relationship like most other couples, or has it developed into one that is truly abusive? This screening quiz can help you determine whether you might be involved in a destructive or harmful relationship.
A Comprehensive Look At Domestic Abuse
Domestic abuse can take two forms, either violent or non-violent. The abuser, abuses out of a need to control the victim. Are you being hit, punched, kicked or emotionally manipulated by someone you love?
Are You Being Abused?
Are you being abused? Look over the following questions. Think about how you are being treated and how you treat your partner. Remember, when one person scares, hurts or continually puts down the other person, it's abuse.
What Are Some Types Of Domestic Abuse?
Whether domestic abuse is overt or covert, it is about control. Aggression is primitive and immature reactions to a sense of helplessness and feeling a loss of control. Domestic abuse, violet or non-violent is used to keep a sense of safety for the abuser
Physical Abuse Statistics
Physical abuse consists of anything an intimate partner does to the other partner that causes physical pain. If you partner has slapped, pinched, punched, thrown things at you or assaulted you with a weapon, you are a victim of physical abuse.
Negative Effects of Domestic Violence
The longer domestic violence continues the more negative the effects on the victim. It is crucial to the physical, psychological and social well fare of the victim that they recognize abuse and remove themselves from the situation quickly.
Can I Sue My Abusive Ex-Husband?
I am recently divorced after being married for two decades to an abusive husband. The last instance of left me hospitalized for a month with a permanent disability. I’ve lost my job and have medical bills I need to pay. Since I was not allowed to address these issues in during our divorce negotiations I was wondering if it is possible for...
How To Express Healthy Anger
In a healthy marriage both spouses feel free to express their emotions, needs and desires. It is inevitable that expressing emotions can, at times mean expressing healthy anger and engaging in conflict. Anger is a healthy part of a relationship if the anger is properly expressed.
Is Your Ex Stalking You?
Is your ex stalking you? Would you recognize stalking behaviors and be able to protect yourself against a stalker? Stalking by an ex-spouse is a serious crime and one where law enforcement officials should become involved.
Top 7 Reasons People Stay in Abusive Marriages
What motivates a person to stay in a relationship that causes them emotional and physical pain?
Stalking After Divorce Or Separation
Is your ex stalking you? If so, do you know how to protect yourself legally?
Repressed Emotions Cause Physical Illness
If you are living in an abusive relationship, you’ve learned to repress your emotions. Repressing emotions can cause physical illness. Stuffing your feelings can cause depression, chronic fatigue, cancer and many other serious illnesses.
The Need to Control And It’s Relationship to Abuse
Verbal abuse, physical abuse and emotional abuse all come from a need to control. The more research I do on the subject and the more I deal with clients in abusive relationships the more I come to believe that to be true.