At The Hotline we also frequently speak with people who identify as abusive, or who are concerned about behaviors that may be unhealthy.
While people do have the capacity to change, they need to deeply want to and be committed to all aspects of change in order to begin to do so.
Have you ever thought that you may be behaving in a way that could be physically or mentally harmful to your partner? These behaviors are difficult to recognize if you’re the one doing them.
Many older Americans are in abusive relationships that either begin in or persist into later life. No one deserves abuse, and no matter what your situation, there are ways to find help.
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.
Sometimes our advocates have to get extra creative to keep someone safe. Here are some ingenious safety planning strategies that advocates have suggested to callers in the past.
Leaving an abusive relationship or just having left one can be extremely difficult. Thankfully there are laws in place that help prevent employment and housing discrimination.
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.