Monday, August 2, 2010

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Emotional Abuse

Domestic violence comes in dofferent ways. It includes Emotional Abuse, Physical Abuse and Sexual Abuse.

Today, we will focus on Emotional Abuse. Emotional abuse is a behavior of one person in a relationaship with the intent to control the other. Partners may be married, not-married, separated, dating, gay or lesbian. Both males and females can be victims. Children in homes where there is domestic violence are more likely to be abused and/or neglected. Even if a child is not physically harmed, they may have behavioral problems as a result.

Examples of emotional abuse include:
-Name calling
-Keeping their partner from contacting their family or friends.
-Witholding money.
-Stopping a partner from getting or keeping a job.

If you are being abused remember:
1) You are not alone.
2)It is not your fault.
3) Help is available.
Go to National Domestic Abuse Hotline or call 1800-799-SAFE (7233)

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