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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.

What Are the Signs of an Abusive Relationship?

Not all relationships are blissful. In fact, some are downright abusive, which is a commonly cited factor for divorce in Los Angeles and all over the nation. Because it can be difficult to determine whether your marriage is healthy on your own, it helps to know some of the common warnings that can accompany an abusive relationship. YourTango.com explains what you should be on the look out for if you suspect your relationship is abusive.

Does a history of violence disqualify you from child custody?

In deciding on a child custody arrangement, the court always considers first and foremost what is in the best interest of the child. The court wants to do everything possible to ensure that children of divorce live in safe and loving environments. Therefore, if either parent has a history of domestic abuse, the court takes this seriously.

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