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There are three essential elements to an abusive relationship:
1. Consistent occurrences of power and control over another
2. Chronic feelings and displays of disrespect
3. Unhealthy attachment mistaken for love
Abusers are highly deceptive and the victim, as well as others, have no idea that he is being abusive at all. He purposefully undermines his victim’s individuality and confidence by dominating conversations and suppressing her identity, making her into a mere object for his purposes. He minimizes anything about her, including her opinions, accomplishments, concerns, feelings, or desires. This causes her to do the same and she learns to minimize herself as well.
Abuse and respect are polar opposites
He has a chronic attitude of disrespect towards his partner. A respectful relationship is not abusive and an abusive relationship does not contain respect. An abuser views his partner as his property…
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