Physical Violence- using ones’ physical strength or presence to control someone
Behind closed doors many individuals struggle with an abusive partner. The longer you live that way the harder it is to get out and someone will definitely get hurt. This environment contributes to more low self-esteem. Tell someone if you are living this way. Make sure you have a safety plan if you decide to leave. Try couple’s counseling.
Below are 6 signs that you are in a physically abusive relationship.
1. Pushing or shoving
2. Slapping, grabbing, biting, kicking, spanking, hitting
3. Punching walls or doors, kicking or throwing objects
4. Holding down, twisting arms, banging head on floor,
5. Choking, pinning against wall, holding down, carrying her against her will
6. Forced sex
7. Breaking or tearing clothes and personal objects
8. Driving recklessly to scare
9. Kneeing, hair pulling, punching
10. Blocking exits or car, taking keys, taking money back or bank cards
11. Unplugging the phone
Not pretty things to read about but perhaps if you are reading this and you’re in a bad situation, you’ll tell someone.
You don’t deserve to be treated this way even if you’re confused and think you deserve it…
* You especially don’t want to engage in these behaviors in front of your children because it is completely damaging and life changing…