Relationship What NOT To Do: Partner Abuse

Partner abuse can be present in any romantic realtionship: gay, straight, male against female, female against male, dating, co-habitating, married. . . .

Male targets of abusive women have a particulary great challenge understanding the situation they find themselves in. The phenomenon of women as abusers is very widespread but largely ignored or discounted. The focus, for the last 50 years, on women’s rights and abuse of women by men has made abuse by women a very unpopular topic. Some squash discussion of the topic as if recognition of abuse by women undermines recognition of abuse of women. In reality, both are happening, both need attention, and acknowledging one in no way undercuts the other.

Blog entries by Ann Silvers, MA, LMHC about partner abuse:
Abusive behaviors continuum
Reasons people stay in abusive relationships

Blog entries by Ann Silvers, MA, LMHC about abuse of men by women:

How abusive women abuse men: introduction
Ways abusive women abuse men: a list

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