Knowing the warning signs of a dangerous and obsessive relationship can be life-saving for you or your loved ones.
Most abusers begin displaying subtle signs before they engage in behaviors that can be destructive and harmful.
Adolescent girls who reported dating violence were 60 percent more likely to report one or more suicide attempts in the past year, the survey found, and males who reported sexual assault were four times as likely to have attempted suicide.
By engaging in victim-blaming attitudes, society allows the abuser to perpetrate relationship abuse or sexual assault while avoiding accountability for his/her actions.
She holds a Master of Science in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University.
It’s a shocking statistic that one in four women and one in seven men are physically abused by their intimate partner, according to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
One reason people blame a victim is to distance themselves from an unpleasant occurrence and thereby confirm their own invulnerability to the risk.
By labeling or accusing the victim, others can see the victim as different from themselves.