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The Effects of Abuse are Numerous

The Effects of Abuse are Numerous

Abuse does not automatically cause a person to develop medical or psychological illnesses. But it does increase the likelihood that these conditions will develop. Victims of abuse do tend to develop these problems after the abuse occurs. These issues can include depression or anxiety. Substance abuse can develop as well. If the abuse was particularly violent, victims may exhibit posttraumatic stress. If the abuse happened in early childhood, personality disorders can happen. This can be borderline or narcissistic disorders or…

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Supporting a Rape Victim

Supporting a Rape Victim

As we all know, rape is terrible and serious crime and unfortunately, a good number of women will be raped in their lifetime. Many of these victims feel that it was their fault the assault occurred, because of some action on their part. Many victims will need the support and caring of friends or family, the proverbial “shoulder to cry on.” Facts show that many victims do not immediately want to report the crime to authorities — almost 60 percent,…

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Escaping from Domestic Violence

Escaping from Domestic Violence

Domestic abuse victims, whether they are men, women or children, often do not seek professional assistance. As a consequence, these victims often experience limited recovery due to the psychological effects of that abuse. This can result in a diminished life quality. Because of this victims often find themselves facing future abuse. Rates of substance abuse and suicide often increase in these victims. Here are some resources and tips that can help you or a loved one make the steps toward…

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Sexual Abuse: The Cycle

Sexual Abuse: The Cycle

Unfortunately it is commonplace that individuals who experienced abuse during their childhood will find themselves in abusive relationships when they are adults. This can be either as a victim in an abuse domestic relationship or they become the abuser. This is hard to understand. It doesn’t seem logical that a person who was abused would choose to either enter an abuse situation or abuse another person. However the reason may be simpler than you think. Victim of early abuse may…

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Recognizing Abuse Signs

Recognizing Abuse Signs

In today’s modern society we find sex everywhere — the media is especially filled with sex and sexual connotations. Unfortunately there are sexual predators out there as well. These predators prey on all age groups, from old to young. So it is especially important that our children understand how to stay safe. One basic is to teach them to recognize good and bad touching. And recognizing the signs of abuse is important as well. Here are some signs to be…

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Breaking the Date Rape Triangle

Breaking the Date Rape Triangle

Have you ever heard of the date rape triangle? This theory breaks down date rape into three separate parts that are involved in just about every occurrence of this crime: –Drugs and alcohol –Intent –Isolation The victim of date rape usually has control of two out of three of these factors. The victim can have power over how much drugs and/or alcohol is consumed. She can also decide whether to be alone with the rapist. The chances of rape are…

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Recognizing Abuse

Recognizing Abuse

Family violence is become more and more prevalent in the United States. This is a situation where one or more family members inflict either emotional or physical harm on other members of the family unit. The basic core of this violent behavior revolves are the abuser’s need from control and power. This violence and abuse can come in many forms: –Physical abuse that includes punching or slapping, kicking, hitting or even burning. –Emotional abuse that can take the form of…

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Why Do Some Remain in Abusive Relationships?

Why Do Some Remain in Abusive Relationships?

We all know that domestic abuse is a serious situation and can be harmful or even deadly. And knowing this why would anyone chose to remain in an abusive relationship? The issues surrounding this question are very complex. There are actually practical reasons for staying in the relationship; however these reasons may not appear to be rational. Many abuse victims feel they cannot leave the relationship for financial reasons. Take for example, a mom who has stayed in the home…

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Bringing Abuse Into The Light

Bringing Abuse Into The Light

Not too long ago, abuse was never spoken of — it was considered off limits or taboo. Children were basically considered property of their parents; and husbands owned their wives. And sadly just a short while ago, only about 150 years, people could in fact be considered property. Property such as this could be abused on a whim without punishment or retribution. During this time, abuse was prevalent and it was not discussed. Luckily, this notion that ownership of humans,…

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Why do Abusers Abuse?

Why do Abusers Abuse?

Because of violence of the abuse, many of us do not, or may not even want to, understand what are the motivations behind people who abuse. Why or how does an abuse choose to abuse others? Another question that arises concerns is how those people who were abused themselves, choose to abuse others? Or why the abused choose to stay in relationship that is abusive? The answers are not easy and even after you try to understand the irrationality behind…

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