October was intimate partner abuse month. I did not get a chance to write about it. So, I will now.
It is not OK. It is not OK to be abuse by anyone. There is never a justifiable reason to abuse someone. Abuse can be mental, physical, financial, emotional just to name a few types.
Many may feel like they have no choice but to stay in an abusive relationship. That is not true. Yes, it will or can be a little unsettling or scary. But, you have to keep in mind that you do not deserve to be abused. Abuse is about control. No adult has the right to abuse another adult. No adult has the right to control another adult.
To anyone that is in an intimate partner abuse relationship, get help. There is help available. Call this number: 1-800-799-7233. You can also chat on line at thehotline.org.
What is domestic partner abuse? Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.
Here are some of the signs of domestic partner abuse:
Some of the signs of an abusive relationship include a partner who: