We use many different words when we’re describing abuse: systematic, power, control, pattern, purposeful. One word we don’t use when talking about abusive relationships is cycle.
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Pregnancy can be full of excitement but also comes with an added need for support. If your partner is abusive toward you, it can make these months of transition difficult.
Reproductive coercion is a form of power and control where one partner strips the other of the ability to control their own reproductive system.
Financial issues can make you feel stuck, like your whole world is on hold. For someone leaving abuse or thinking about leaving, this can be one of biggest factors that gets in the way.
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