The Causes Of Abusive Relationships

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There are many more abusive relationships in our community then we think there are. According to the National Institute of Justice, 1.5 million women are victims of domestic violence. Every one in 10 teen girls suffer from dating violence (Chicago Tribune), and one in five teens who have been in serious relationships say they were hit or pushed. Many people ask what an abusive relationship is and what causes them. According to the Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness, an abusive relationship is “a pattern of abusive and coercive behaviors used to maintain power and control over a former or current intimate partner. Abuse can be emotional, financial, sexual or physical and can include threats, isolation, and intimidation. Abuse tends to escalate over time. When someone uses abuse and violence against a partner, it is always part of a larger pattern of control.” Many partners seek for control stemming from low self-esteem or jealousy. Research shows that children who grew up in abusive situations or were victims of abuse, believe that violence is the only way to resolve problems. There are lots of examples that show how the living…show more content…
Lots of times, people find themselves in this part of their lives but don’t take any action to get out of it or even find a solution to it. This can be because of possible fear a person has of his/her partner, maybe getting hit for trying to escape the relationship. This is why it is important to get out of an abusive relationship as fast as you can. The longer your relationship goes sometimes, the more control you partner thinks he/she has. The partner might just think that they have more control over you since you two have been together for so long. In the results of abuse in a relationship, it can cause increased chances of suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts, and post traumatic stress disorder or substance
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