Are You in an Abusive Relationship?

Check out the signs.

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Have you watched Big Little Lies on HBO? I won’t spoil it for you, but you should know the theme is domestic violence and the complex world of sex, relationships, and abuse.

Do you know anyone who might be in an abusive relationship? If you or someone you know is being abused, you may not recognize the signs right away. In fact, the symptoms of abuse can often be confused with “passion” or “intensity” — the things we long for in a partnership.

Do you ever wonder about your relationship? How do you recognize if you have an abusive partner? Many times people in abusive relationships feel hopeless and trapped. It’s important to understand the reality of your situation — before it’s too late.

Here are the signs of an abusive relationship:

  • You feel your partner puts you down, ridicules you in front of other people, or makes fun of you to the point of humiliation.

Get help now if any of these things are happening to you.

Call the National Abuse Hotline today

Or call a therapist right this moment and get out of a dangerous situation before it gets worse. There are people out there who can help, please contact them. They can help you make the transition from abuse survivor to someone who is thriving in a new and successful life.

Write to me if you have any questions or use the hotline website above.

Tammy Nelson PhD is a Certified Sex and Couples Therapist, a TEDx speaker and host of The Trouble with Sex podcast. She is the author of The New Monogamy.

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