This entry is just a generic response to letters from people who want help to stop abuse from happening in their lives.
Why does someone repeatedly hurt someone they claim to love? How is it possible for someone to break bones and even kill their partner and still believe they love them? This article tries to shed some light on these questions. Most articles about family violence and abusive relationships focus on educating the targets of violence and abuse about such relationships. In this article I want to focus more on the person performing family violence and on something that has become apparent to me about these relationships. Research has shown one of the main reasons why people put up with abuse in their relationships is pity. The person who is being…
The pain an abusive man suffers when his victim escapes is heartbreaking to encounter but it's even more heartbreaking when he will not see his abuse is the reason he is suffering!
In this entry I explore my theory that abuse is like rain. It falls on everyone. Life skills such as knowledge, assertiveness, and help-seeking create an umbrella to help protect us from it.