Sometimes it’s easy to define and identify an abusive relationship. Other times, not so much. This is because there are different types of abuse. It’s important to understand that simple fact and to know that you don’t have to tolerate or live with any abuse of any kind.
Let’s first talk about what an abusive relationship is so you can begin with an eye toward your own marriage and the relationships your friends and family members have. Abuse is about power. If someone consistently exerts power over another person, that’s abuse. It doesn’t matter if that power is exerted verbally, financially, or through manipulation or physical violence - it’s all abuse.
Marital abuse is defined as a pattern of abusive and/or coercive behaviors that are used to maintain power and control over another person in the relationship. As mentioned, there are many different types of abuse and it can include threats, isolation, and intimidation.
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