Many women find that emotional abuse is difficult to name or even talk about.
They often wonder if it is serious because you cannot see it, like bruises or broken bones.
It was heartbreaking to have my car repossessed two days after I made the decision to leave. I looked for answers in churches and conversations.
I knew that he had a message for me…that I was there for a reason. When you tell me that god helped me get out of the situation, and to thank him for that, it takes away from the strength and courage that I had to conjure. I already understand that I won’t ever feel fully ready to date, but respect me enough to let me make the choice for myself. I want to try this again,” your help will be appreciated.
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.
It occurs within all age ranges, ethnic backgrounds, and economic levels.
Most female victims of intimate partner violence were previously victimized by the same offender, including 77% of females ages 18 to 24, 76% of females ages 25 to 34, and 81% of females ages 35 to 49.[x]81% of women who experienced rape, stalking, or physical violence by an intimate partner reported significant short- or long-term impacts such as post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and injury.[iii]An estimated 13% of women and 6% of men have experienced sexual coercion in their lifetime (i.e.