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What are the Signs of Domestic Abuse?
Usually, physical abuse isn’t what comes first. The abuse can creep up slowly. A putdown here or there. An odd excuse to keep you away from family or friends. The violence often ramps up once you’ve been cut off from other people. By then, you feel trapped.
Signs of Abuse
If you’re afraid of your partner, that’s a big red flag. You may be scared to say what you think, to bring up certain topics, or to say no to sex. No matter the reason, fear has no place in a healthy relationship.
If you feel like you’re being abused, there’s a good chance you may be, and it’s worth getting help. Keep that in mind as you think about these signs:
Your partner controls your money:
Your partner cuts you off from family and friends:
Your partner physically abuses you:
Your partner sexually abuses you:
Most common coping strategies of Domestic Abuse.
The two most commonly used long term strategies for coping with domestic violence were avoidance and talking their abusers out of being violent.
Disengagement coping strategy, this was the strongest predictor of current post-traumatic stress disorder. Wishful was most frequently used, followed by social withdrawal, problem avoidance, and self-criticism.