Why it’s So Hard to Spot Abuse in Relationships and How To Heal


Why it’s so hard to spot abuse in relationships and how to heal “Intimacy is what we most long for and what we most fear. ” – Erwin MacMagnus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNFH5aUFTrwThe word intimate has its roots from the Latin word intimus meaning “inmost, innermost, deepest.” Our intimate relationships draw us into the innermost depths of ourselves and often […]

Characteristics of Batterers

characteristics of a batterer

Characteristics of Batterers Many batterers have characteristics that make them prone to violent or verbally abusive outbursts. Some people have these characteristics and are not batterers, and some batterers lack these traits. This is a list of the common characteristics, not a definitive diagnosis. Low self-esteem While they may appear tough and confident, most batterers have low […]

Violence and Abuse Cycle

cycle of abuse

Cycle of Violence and Abuse Understanding the cycle of violence and abuse can help you begin to break free of abusive and violent relationships. Domestic violence and abuse are used for one purpose only: to gain power and maintain total control over you.  The cycle of violence is comprised of three phases: the explosion, honeymoon phase, the tension-building phase. […]

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