It should be emphasized at the outset that no one should be blamed for having an abusive partner. The energy and attentiveness provided in the 'courtship phase' of such a relationship will feel good to anyone. Let that be repeated, it feels good to anyone, not just people with a supposedly defective partner selection. While there may be some reasons of personal history that render someone more susceptible to power behaviors, unless this is discussed sensitively and individually, it becomes victim blaming. However, there are warning signs to an abusive relationship that become much easier to spot with information and experience. All the abusive behaviors described elsewhere in these pages are warning signs, and in a way this list will describe some of these behaviors.
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When someone pictures an emotionally abusive man or woman, they often picture some sort of caricature. They might picture someone of a lower socioeconomic status, a blue collar worker or an uptight housewife. No matter what picture of an emotionally abusive person you have in your head, you are wrong because emotionally abusive men and women run the gamut and no group of people is immune. In fact, if a group of people were to sit in a room, drinking coffee, you would have no way of pointing out which were the emotionally abusive men and women. There are no outward signs of an emotionally abusive person. There may even be no signs when interacting with them, as abusers tend to be able to turn their abusive behavior on and off when convenient.
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According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline , "On average, it takes a victim seven times to leave before staying away for good. It's easy for others to ask why women don't just avoid entering into an abusive relationship in the first place, but detecting early signs of abuse can be far more difficult and complex than it seems. Important note: Though females are the primary victims of Domestic Violence, it's not always the case; males can also be victims of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. The Women's Center , a non-profit organization which provides mental health counseling, support, and education to women, men, families, young adults, and children in Virginia and Washington, DC. He pushes for quick involvement.
Some of the signs of domestic abuse, such as physical marks, may be easy to identify. Others may be things you can easily explain away or overlook—say, chalking up a friend's skipping out on an activity you once enjoyed together as being due to a simple loss of interest. Domestic abuse affects each person differently, but it impacts everyone both physically and psychologically. It's often an aggregate of related signs of domestic abuse that tip someone off that a person is at risk.