This is a short article about Abusive Relationships with some
useful resources at the end for those who want further information
or who are ready to move on to a new relationship.
Abusive relationships are the biggest threat to girls and women of all ages.
The number one cause of death for women who are pregnant is homicide.
This is an alarming fact.
Women who are pregnant and at their most vulnerable are in danger of being killed
by their mate.
It is no secret that most crimes of violence against women are committed by
someone that the victim knows. It is usually the case that the victim knows
the aggressor very well.
Boyfriends and husbands are almost always the cause of physical violence
It should not be ignored that women do violate men and attack them with violence
just as men do.
This scenario simply does not happen nearly as often as the converse.
Violence against another living being is always wrong regardless of the gender
of the victim or assailant. If we are speaking honestly, then we have to admit
that the threat faced by women is exponentially greater than that faced by men
and we ought to focus on teaching women and girls how to avoid these
situations all together.
Many women and girls will experience abusive relationships in their lifetimes.
Abusive relationships can take many forms and each is traumatic to the victim.
Physical violence often heals over time while the emotional damage girls
experience in abusive relationships will usually alter the victim's psychological
well-being for the rest of her life.
Many victims of abusive relationships will experience difficulty trusting people.
Others will find it stressful to be alone because they feel as though they are not
Abusive relationships can leave emotional as well as physical scars that can last
a lifetime. It should be the goal of every parent, friend, sibling, and authority
figure to steer young women and girls away from mates or situations that could
lead to abusive relationships.
Abusive relationships are not always easy to spot.
You should keep a good eye on your friend or daughter and pay attention to any
changes in attitude or overall demeanor. If you ever suspect that she has found
herself stuck in an abusive relationship, you need to speak with her immediately.
Girls and women in abusive relationships may have a difficult time opening up
about what is happening. They may love or identify with the aggressor and feel as
though they would be turning on them by turning them in. Women in abusive
relationships often fear that speaking out about what is going on will only make
their situation worse when the aggressor finds out.
If you suspect that someone you love is in an abusive relationship,
make sure that she knows that you are there to listen, support and protect.
Make sure that she knows that she will be safe no matter what happens and that
she can finally break free from her horrible situation.
HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL RESOURCES
1. Recommended books about Surviving an Abusive Relationship
2. For those who have broken free of an abusive relationship, or are about to
break free, and are looking for a new relationship to replace the former
unhappy one, here is a very discrete Married Dating site you can use to
meet new people.