Tonya Turner, Director of Legal Services at Break the Cycle, tells us about her work with LGBTQ dating abuse.
We recently debunked the myth that abuse can be described as a cycle. If we can’t describe it that way, is there a more accurate way to talk about abuse?
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.