history of abuse and violence is directly linked to emotional health.
Abuse is never OK. If you think that you are in an abusive situation,
or know somebody who is, you should contact an organization that
can help. There are numerous resources for victims of abuse. Because
of the increased vulnerability of women to violence and abuse,
you should be constantly aware of
the dangers of abuse
and learn how to avoid abusive situations. If you feel threatened
in a relationship, you may be in an abusive relationship. If you
have ever been physically hurt, sexually molested or forced to
have sex, or if someone in your life emotionally abuses you (by
insulting you or behaving in controlling ways), then you may be
in an abusive relationship and should seek help. You are not alone.
Some signs of an abusive relationship include:
- controlling tendencies
- irrational jealousy
- unexplained injuries
- joking references to violence
- a friend who is quiet and upset,
but refuses to share the reasons
of the damaging effects of persistent abuse on a child’s
psyche, repercussions of abuse may be experienced well into adulthood.
These might include anxiety, depression, panic, phobias, personality
disorders, and other serious conditions. Every person deals with
abuse differently, and there is no standard emotional disorder
that arises from abuse. You should know that it is normal to feel
and emotionally disturbed if you have been a victim of any type
of abuse in your lifetime.
If you have been or currently are a
victim of abuse, whether it was physical, sexual or incestuous,
you might be experiencing serious
emotional problems. That is understandable. Counselors who specialize
in these situations can help. Group therapy and support networks
are also very effective in treating emotional disorders related
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