Myths & Facts About Domestic Abuse

In the same way as we tend to have a stereotypical picture of what domestic abuse is, we have similar pictures of what sort of person both the abused and the abuser are. Our perceptions tend to be biased by myths, perpetuated both by the media and by society in general, and are unrelated to the reality or the extent of Domestic Abuse. ANYBODY can become a victim of Domestic Abuse . Following is a...

Types of Emotionsl Abuse

Abusive Expectations The other person places unreasonable demands on you and wants you to put everything else aside to tend to their needs. It could be a demand for constant attention, or a requirement that you spend all your free time with the person. But no matter how much you give, it's never enough. You are subjected to constant criticism, and you are constantly berated because you don't...

Dating Violence

Dating violence is any intentional psychological, physical or sexual attack on one partner by the other in a dating relationship. Dating violence is ABUSE. Someone who does something to you or acts in a way that makes you feel afraid or bad about yourself does not love you. Abusive behaviour is wrong and you do not have to live feeling afraid or sad. ABUSE is not about something that you ha ve...

Sexual Assault on Children

Child sexual abuse occurs when a child under the age of 16 is used for sexual purposes by an adult or adolescent. It is inherently emotionally abusive and is a betrayal of trust and an abuse of power over the child. Sexual abuse is often accompanied by other forms of mistreatment.Child sexual abuse involves exposing a child to any sexual activity or behaviour, whether direct or indirect....

Abused Woman, Women Abuse, Abusing Girl, Girl Abuses

Woman or Girl abuse is any use of psychological, physical or sexual force, actual or threatened, in an intimate relationship. Intimate relationships include a current or former spouse, and an intimate, or dating partner. Violence is used to intimidate, humiliate or frighten victims, or to make them feel powerless. Men can also be abused, but the term 'Women Abuse' (or 'Abusing Girl') recognizes...

Why Women Stay

The reason why women stay in an abusive relationship may not be understood by the woman or onlookers. Relationships don't always start out in violence, it progresses to violence. Once a woman realizes her relationship is an unhealthy one she may not be able to leave for a number of reasons. Following is a list of factors that may force a to woman stay. There could be only one factor, or a...

Abusive & Non-abusive Man

An abusive man: shouts sulks smashes things glares calls you names makes you feel ugly and useless cuts you off from your friends stops you working never admits he is wrong blames you, drugs, drink, stress etc. turns the children against you uses the children to control you never does his share of the housework never looks after the children expects sex on demand controls the money threatens or...

Cycle of Violence

Domestic violence tends to follow a specific pattern over time called the "cycle of violence." The cycle of violence has three stages: During the tension-building phase, abusers often verbally harass their partners. They are afraid that their partners will leave them and they become more possessive, jealous, and aggressive. During this phase, partners may do anything to try and keep the peace....

Resources for You

There are many resources available to you to give you the information you may need while going through the transition of being abused to starting over, in a happy and safe environment for yourself and your children.This transition is overwhelming and at times it will discourage you from searching or accessing the important information you need.One of our goals is to have as much information as...

More Effects of Abuse on Child

In homes where domestic violence occurs, children are at high risk for suffering physical abuse themselves. Regardless of whether children are physically abused, the emotional effects of witnessing domestic violence are very similar to the psychological trauma of being a victim of child abuse. Children in homes where domestic violence occurs may "indirectly" receive injuries. They may be hurt...