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How can I get away from an emotionally abusive relationship?

Emotional mistreatment is often a component of abusive relationships. It can be challenging for many survivors to overcome the damage caused by their abuser, especially when it comes to rebuilding self-esteem and self-confidence. Very Well Mind offers the following advice on coping with an emotionally abusive relationship and the steps you can take to regain control over your life.

What are the signs of domestic abuse against men?

While domestic abuse occurs to women with greater frequency, many men also experience ill-treatment at the hands of an intimate partner. This can be an issue in both heterosexual and homosexual relationships, and men often have difficulty speaking up out of fear their claims won’t be considered credible. If you’re concerned your relationship may be abusive, the Mayo Clinic explains some of the common signs of an abusive relationship.  

What are the patterns associated with domestic violence?

While it may seem like domestic violence can be easily identified, many victims are unable to do so. This is because these behaviors become normalized over time, and when coupled with the diminished self-esteem of the victim at the hands of the abuser, it’s quite common to remain in the dark. These types of behavior often present with specific patterns, as described below.

How can I heal from an abusive relationship?

For people in abusive relationships, breaking up may only be the first part of the process. Domestic violence can leave its mark on a person and it's often difficult to heal after an abusive relationship ends. In this case, The National Domestic Violence Hotline offers the following advice on how to recover and eventually move on from your experiences.

What is verbal abuse?

Verbal abuse is often a component of domestic violence and can have a devastating effect on a person’s psyche over time. It can be hard to recognize the signs of verbal abuse, especially for people who’ve been subject to it for many years. To ensure you get the help you need, Psychology Today offers the following information on different types of verbal abuse.

Men and LGBTQ offered healing and acceptance with support groups

When people hear stories of domestic violence in Los Angeles, their thoughts are often immediately turned to women who have been the victims of some type of violent assault by their significant other. However, what many people do not realize is that men and members of the LGBTQ community are also subject to the damaging consequences of domestic violence by their partners. Recognizing that domestic violence can affect anyone regardless of their race, background, beliefs or sexual orientation is critical in making sure that all victims get the appropriate help they need. 

Can sexual harassment lead to domestic violence?

When you hear the term "domestic violence," chances are your thoughts are turned to stories you have heard about violent physical abuse. While this is true, domestic violence can be physical, as well as emotional, psychological and even sexual. If you are concerned about your partner's behavior in Los Angeles, it is imperative that you watch for the subtle signs of abuse so you can address them accordingly before your safety and well-being are compromised. 

What should I do if I experience domestic violence?

Victims of domestic violence often feel they have nowhere to turn. It can be confusing to break free from a partner even when being abused, especially when you’re unsure whether what you’re experiencing is actually abusive behavior. The American Psychological Association offers the following information to ensure people get the help they need when subject to an abusive relationship.

What are the effects of domestic violence?

When domestic violence occurs in a relationship it can impact the entire family. It can also have a wide range of effects, including causing mental or emotional issues that can be exceedingly difficult to recover from. Understanding the these effects if often the first step to getting support necessary to make a clean break, and the following information provided by FamilyDoctor.org provides insight into what often occurs.

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