October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Kingdom Builders Global Women’s Ministry is shining the light on the need for greater awareness, support, and research.
What Is Psychological Abuse?
Humiliation- is a sign of abuse, the trauma suffered in an abusive relationship gradually ramps up. It slowly drains you of self-worth and alienates your support system, leaving you feeling trapped and miserable before you even realize the signs.
Verbal Insults– You or your partner may lose your cool in an argument, but that never excuses name-calling or foul language. Verbal abuse can range from insulting your looks, your intelligence, or your worth and it doesn’t always include foul language. The main purpose of verbal abuse is to wear down your self-esteem so that you’re compliant and reliant on your partner- and no one else.
Controlling their Victim – Your partner’s plans leads to isolation from friends and family members which leads to deeper dependency upon them for everything. Before, you know it you have no one to talk to but them, only to receive more trauma and deeper wounds.
Psychological Abuse typically leads to physical abuse, don’t be fooled. Physical abuse almost never starts with a busted lip. Abusers typically begin subtly with an intimidating stance, a hand raised, a grab at your arm, or a quick slap to get your attention. This almost always graduates to harsher physical slaps. chokes, grabs, or even punches if you let the previous abuse slide. Abusers know that it takes time to break their spouse or partner down so they think they deserve the abuse.
Break the cycle of Psychological Abuse. There is a way out: contact us, or any women’s shelter. Remember you can always call the Police dial, 911.
Article by Activebeat.com