Jody: I know what it’s like to be disregarded and disrespected by the legal system. Jenna: We had our good times but once we were married, his desire to control everything became more obvious.
Now, I have the greatest sympathy for victims of abuse and in no way wish to denigrate the victims.
However, many abuse victims have never received the help they need.
It is very difficult for an abuse victim to get help because it is so painful to revisit the past.
So what often happens is that the abuse victim will "take it out" on their significant other.
An abuser doesn’t “play fair.” Abusers use fear, guilt, shame, and intimidation to wear you down and keep you under his or her thumb.
Your abuser may also threaten you, hurt you, or hurt those around you. Abuse happens among heterosexual couples and in same-sex partnerships.Emotionally abused women state that one of the biggest problems they face is that others seldom take it seriously.These questions will help you identify if you are being emotionally abused, and provide some ideas on what you can do about it. For a complete list of our online courses, and to enroll in any of our courses, please visit learning. Springtide Resources works with organizations, communities and informal groups to help prevent gender based violence & bullying.If you recognize yourself or someone you know in the following descriptions of abuse, reach out now. No one should live in fear of the person they love.When people think of domestic abuse, they often focus on domestic violence.I live knowing that, at any minute, Mike could return. And it kept me alive every day before and every day after. I’m not asking you to understand what I’ve been through, but I am asking you to understand that my strength is there. Before my abuse I searched for answers about religion.