Article about dating abuse
An abuser has a style of communication that is abusive.
Emotionally abusive people use language as weapons.
When you are being abused emotionally, you are being treated as if you are the enemy.
Emotional and Psychological abuse are synonymous terms.
Remember, each type of abuse is serious, and no one deserves to experience abuse of any kind, for any reason.
If you have concerns about what’s happening in your relationship, contact us. Sexual coercion Sexual coercion lies on the ‘continuum’ of sexually aggressive behavior.
It can vary from being egged on and persuaded, to being forced to have contact.
Reproductive coercion can also come in the form of pressure, guilt and shame from an abusive partner.
Here at The Hotline, we use the Power & Control Wheel* to describe most accurately what occurs in an abusive relationship.
While the inside of the wheel is comprised of subtle, continual behaviors, the outer ring represents physical, visible violence.
Some of the signs of an abusive relationship include a partner who: Explore the tabs below to learn some of the common warning signs of each type of abuse.
Experiencing even one or two of these behaviors in a relationship is a red flag that abuse may be present.