What is an Abusive Relationship?
What is an Abusive Relationship? An abusive relationship is an intimate relationship (married, co-habiting, same-sex partners) whereby one partner (the abuser) uses various methods to exert control and power over their partner (the victim). If you are reading this article, it is very likely that you know or suspect that you or someone close to you is in such a relationship.
If you are at the point where you are just suspicious, I strongly encourage you to read on. Why? Because one of the ‘symptoms’ of being in an abusive relationship is denial, which hugely minimises and justifies the abusive behaviour. Although it is commonly thought that most abusers are male, this is in fact not the case at all. So this article covers both female and male partner abuse and helps you to recognise what an abusive relationship is.
What types of abuse are there? Read on to find out more. Continue Reading