Relationship Violence

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There are many different dangers of relationship violence.  The first one is verbal or emotional abuse. This would be if one partner insults, makes fun of, controls, bosses around, and or makes threatening comments or gestures to the other partner. Another form of relationship violence is physical violence. An example of this would be if on partner pinches, slaps, shoves, punches grabs or hits the partner in an undesired manner.  

The third danger or relationship violence is sexual violence. This would be when one partner forces the other to participate in unwanted sexual activity. It is common for 2 or more type's o relationship violence going on at once. This type of abusive relationship can happen to people of any age, gender, class, or race.

Relationship violence is more common than most people think. People who are being abused will not normally talk about it. There are many reasons for people who are being abused not to talk about it. One reason might be they don't realize they are being abused. Most of the time this is true in the early stages of abuse is limited to emotional and verbal abuse.

Another reason an individual might not realize they are being abused is they might come from a violent home. To someone who grew up in a violent home it would seem like normal behavior to them.  Some people may think that they are just imagining the relationship violence. With this idea most people will think that it is an isolated incident and won't happen again.

The individual might be very attracted to and in love with the abuser. In relationship violence another problem might be that the individual may feel embarrassed, afraid, or ashamed to tell anyone about what is going on. When one keeps a secret about relationship violence it is much harder to make it stop.

Emotional and verbal abuse is often the first steps before sexual and physical abuse in a relationship. There are many ways to have emotional abuse in relationship violence. Some people start to feel they deserve the abuse when the abuser starts to insult, criticize, and make fun of their partner. When one's self esteem is being attacked they might start to believe there abuse is deserved.

In relationship violence it is not always easy to see if that individual is going to be violent towards you. One may be attracted to the abuses better parts and characteristics. If one knows what to look for they may be able to pick up on hints of violent behavior and avoid the relationship before it starts.

Sometimes people are more likely to initiate relationship violence when they seem jealous when you talk to or go out with other friends. Another sign can be when one's partner gets angry over small things, or throws or breaks things when angry.  Another danger behavior can be when one's partner may want to control the way you wear your hair or dress.

Another behavior that may lead to relationship violence is when ones partner says they are inadequate, wrong, stupid, or crazy when they disagree with your opinion. Another warning sign may be if one's partner is always planning where they are going or what they are doing together.  Another sign may be alcohol abuse or drug abuse.

Sometimes people think that they deserve the relationship violence that is going on in their lives.  Remember no one ever deserves abuse of any kind be it emotion, psychical or sexual. It is normal in a relationship to have conflict. However if the conflict leads to abuse then the relationship is unhealthy and should be terminated as soon as possible. The number one way to see there is relationship violence or prevent it from happening is to have self respect.

There are many ways of getting help when relationship violence occurs. The first way is to tell someone you trust. Getting help can be easier with support.  Getting someone you trust may be hard, getting help from a law enforcement official or medical care provider may be the smart rout. Calling a crisis center or hotline may also be a good option. The crisis centers and hotlines can provide one with information to get one out of relationship violence.

Another way to get help is through counseling. Most counseling centers have good support groups or individuals to help with people who are victims of relationship violence. These counseling centers may also be good places to help abusers out of their cycles of violence. Remember that violence is against the law and calling law enforcement officials for help may be necessary. Overall the key to avoid or get out of relationship violence is self respect. Self respect is always a good an healthy thing to have for anything in life especially relationships.

While passionate about psychology. With TRCB, he is one of the original Subject Matter Experts (SME), Author of upcoming book Naturally Good Cooking. For more please visit www.MichaelGoshen.com

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