I had a conversation yesterday that reminded me of how little seems to be known about domestic abuse in relationships. If you’re in a physically abusive relationship, you know it. But if you’re in an emotionally abusive relationship, you might not even realize it. For example, you might just think that what you’re doing is “compromising” to make a relationship work, and that such compromises are necessary in any relationship. I’m not an expert in this field, but I want to highlight the danger.
Abuse can take many forms. I’m going to talk about only a few examples that I think are most dangerous because they’re most subtle. At the end of this post are some more broad-spectrum resources.
POWER AND CONTROL
Power and control are really at the heart of all types of abuse in a relationship, from mind games to isolation to physical violence.
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