Abuse In Relationships
Do you think you might be abused but aren’t sure? A lot of people feel that way and the only way to become sure is to educate yourself about domestic abuse. You could check out effects of abuse to see if you feel or think similarly to those who know they are abused, or you can take the quiz for your answers. You can also look at pages like Things Abusers Say and Do, Crazymaking and What is Verbal Abuse to compare your partner’s actions to those of abusers.
After you arm yourself with all that information, if you still question whether you are a victim of abuse, it is possible that you just don’t want to call “it” abuse. Abuse is a scary word; it is one we don’t take lightly. To accuse someone of being an abuser is a statement you just can’t take back.
I know all about taking that step to call it as I saw it. I called my husband abusive, but instead of trying to change, he tried to abuse me back into compliance. Once I saw the truth, I could not accept his lies any longer. We divorced in 2012, and I am better for it.
But your answer to dealing with abuse may not be the same as mine. That’s okay. You don’t have to leave if you don’t want to. My book shows what worked as well as what didn’t as I fought to save my marriage. I didn’t want to leave either.
Where Can I Go For Help?
Start here at First Steps For Abuse Victims.
“You may feel that you are alone in your fight, but you aren’t. Survivors such as myself and others may not be there to physically hold you and tell you to your face that you are a beautiful human being, but know that we are all there with you, sending you healing prayers for growth and success for your healthy future.” ~ B.F.