If you are in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, consider making a safety plan. A relationship can be unhealthy or abusive even without physical violence.
Verbal abuse may not cause physical damage, but it does cause emotional pain and scarring.
If you recognize any of these warning signs in your own relationship, you can always call, chat or text with a loveisrespect peer advocate. If you are in a similar situation: Unhealthy or abusive relationships usually get worse.
You may be scared, angry and confused, but remember the abuse was in no way your fault. You can: If your partner does any of these things, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship.
Financial abuse is usually coupled with emotional or physical abuse.
You can also chat with a peer advocate for more help when dealing with verbal abuse.
If you have been sexually assaulted, first try to get to a safe place away from the attacker.
With the obsession that today’s media has with youth and appearance, you could be forgiven for thinking that it’s only the young who are looking for companionship, that dating is a young person’s game. Which of the following images do you think the media is more likely to use to accompany an article on online dating? At the same time, more older adults over 55 find themselves single and looking, either through divorce or the tragic loss of a husband or wife they loved for many years.