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Checks My Phone: This is Abuse

All month, we have talked about different ways an abuser gains or maintains power and control over another person. Some of what we’ve discussed may be behaviors you are familiar with, while others are not as commonly recognized as abusive. This week’s theme is, “Checks My Phone.” This is an abusive behavior that may be […]

Threatens Our Kids: This is Abuse

Kids may be used as tools for manipulation in an abusive relationship. If an abuser threatens a person’s children, the victim may feel the need to keep this abuser happy for the sake of their kids. This may lead to a victim of abuse staying in an abusive relationship for a longer period of time […]

Intentionally Hurts Me: This is Abuse

This week’s theme might seem more obvious than others, but in intimate relationships, it can be difficult to know when someone’s actions cross the line – especially when examining abusive behaviors that are not physical violence. We can often pinpoint physically abusive behavior because it is the most overt kind of domestic abuse, and as […]

Threatens My Pet: This is Abuse

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 71% of pet owners entering domestic violence shelters report that their abuser had threatened, injured, or killed family pets. Our pets are members of our family. People protect their pets as they would a family member. Pets may be used to manipulate a victim of abuse into […]

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