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ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS
& HOW TO DEAL WITH ONE

A self-help presentation by Haley Munn
PSYC1001
What is an abusive relationship?
The textbook definition of “Relationship Abuse” is: a pattern of abusive and coercive behaviors used to maintain power and control over a former or current intimate partner.
In other words, a relationship in which you feel put down, afraid of or hurt by your partner.
How do I recognize if I am in an abusive relationship?
Do you alter what you say in front of your significant other because you know they will get angry?
Do you Feel as though your partner’s behaviors are justified or that you deserve to be treated negatively?
Are you afraid
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The trust issues may never fully go away. That doesn’t mean things won’t get better.
Find people in life who know what happened and are supportive and want the best for you and are willing to help you.
Sometimes, leaving the abusive relationship is the hardest thing to do. Talking about it with someone you trust and getting the appropriate help is the most important.

REMEMBER: (Resources to get help)
National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE).
RAINN: Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (800) 656-HOPE (4673)

If you feel as though your partner may see the calls you make or the websites you visit, be sure to use a public computer/phone, or a friend’s computer/phone. Be cautious.
Abstract
Recognizing you are in an abusive relationship is sometimes tricky. If your partner makes you afraid, hurt or feel put down, those are signs of abuse. While being in an abusive relationship can be very difficult, there are many ways to cope with it. Other than national call centers willing to help 24/7, there are therapists and friends always ready to listen and help. At the end of the day, your health is what should come first, and if either your mental, physically, or emotionally health is being diminished, changes should be
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