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Abusive Relationships

Relationship abuse is a pattern of behavior to maintain power and control over another person through threats, isolation, and intimidation.

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What is Relationship Abuse?

Relationship abuse is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear, intimidation, and power. It often includes the threat or use of violence. Abuse occurs when one person believes that he or she is entitled to control another. It is an effective method for gaining and keeping control, and there are usually no adverse consequences for the perpetrator of the abuse. Either partner can be the abuser, but the overwhelming majority of relationship violence is perpetrated by men against women. When the abuse occurs within an intimate relationship, such as marriage, dating, or family, the abuse is often referred to as domestic violence. Abusive relationships may increase symptoms of anxiety, depression, isolation, and other mental health concerns.

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Additional Resources

Healthy relationships for young adults can be confusing. Love is more than just the way you feel, and we're here to help.
(866) 331-9474
Find resources for abuse or violence. Call the hotline if you're in trouble.
(800) 799-7233
If you or someone you know has been abused, seek help immediately. Includes a list of help lines and other online resources for abuse victims or their friends and family members.
The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization
(800) 656-HOPE (4673)
TAO (Therapy Assistance Online)
-Communication and Interpersonal Relationships
-Calming Your Worry
-Leave your Blues Behind
-Let Go and Be Well

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