The intent of physical or emotional abuse is to control. The abuser seeks to dominate his or her partner.
There are many varieties of relationship and marital abuse. The two most common are emotional abuse and physical abuse. Sexual abuse is included in physical abuse.
In a marriage, physical abuse is called domestic violence and is a crime.
If you think you are in an abusive relationship it is essential you get help to stop it. It doesn't mean that you must end your relationship. Many individuals that behave abusively can be helped to reform themselves and become healthy partners. However, this is not always the case. Often trained relationships specialist are needed to help you decide what is the best plan of action.
Emotional abuse is the most common form of relationship and marital abuse. One of the reasons for this is that emotional abuse is often difficult to detect. Physical abuse can be seen with the eye and identified. On the other hand, emotional abuse is extremely difficult to detect. This is why we have created an emotional abuse test so you can know for yourself if you are in an emotionally abuse relationship.
Typically, emotional abuse is the gateway to many other types of abuse. If emotional abuse goes unchallenged it can then easy lead to physical and sexual abuse.
Every kind of abuse is wrong and must stop.
As well, sometimes the victim is confused and unsure of the source or the "right and wrong" of his or her emotional pain. Because of this, the very first step is to know the truth of your situation — are you being emotional abused or not? This is why taking our emotional abuse test is so important.
If you are in an emotionally abusive relationship learn what your options are. Find out what you can do to stop the emotional abuse and where you can find help. Take the emotional abuse test
If you are in a physically abusive relationship, you need to get help immediately. Call the police or other emergency services. If there is a possibility the physical abuse will happen again, you need to get away from the abuser.
Sadly, many people have lost their lives because they stayed in a physically abusive relationship. You need to protect yourself from physical assault! Don't just hope it will get better. Without strong intervention... nothing will change.
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The intent of extreme anger is to express dissatisfaction in the way something is. The goal of the angry person is not to control as in physical or emotional abuse. Rather, extreme anger is a way to communicate one's displeasure.
Extreme anger will ruin every relationship. Anger injures the one expressing it, the one the anger is directed toward and anyone else present during the anger outburst.
Anger is a very powerful negative emotion. Even a small amount of anger will displace love. Many marriages have lost their physical and emotional intimacy because of anger. When anger is chronic, it can lead to loneliness, low self-esteem and divorce. Because anger is so destructive, I have made an anger management test to help you determine if you need anger management.
Anger comes in many forms. Sometimes anger is obvious when it is expressed with yelling, insults and threats. Sometimes anger is hidden when it is expressed with deliberate silence, sarcasm or teasing.
Regardless of how the anger is expressed, it will always kill love.
If you or your partner has a problem with anger, it is important to get help. Thousands of good people have learned how to stay calm in all situations. Take control of your anger and prove you are strong.
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Relationship betrayal is one of the worst things that can happen to a marriage or committed relationship.
Cheating includes not just having a physical relationship with someone, but can also include having an emotional relationship.
When cheating occurs, it does not mean the committed relationship or marriage must end.
When you respond appropriately — whether you are the cheater or the victim — you can repair the relationship breakdown. For many, the help of a skilled and caring relationship specialist is essential.
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