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Encyclopedia > Abusive relationship
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An abusive relationship is an interpersonal relationship characterized by the use or threat of physical or psychological abuse (see battered woman syndrome). Abusive relationships are often characterized by jealousy, emotional withholding, lack of intimacy, infidelity, sexual coercion, verbal abuse, broken promises, physical violence, control games and power plays.[1]. Abusive relationships are often progressive. That is, the abuse may get worse over time. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Relational aggression is a term used to describe psychological (social/emotional) aggression between people in relationships. ... Interpersonal relationships are social associations, connections, or affiliations between two or more people. ... Physical abuse is abuse involving contact intended to cause pain, injury, or other physical suffering or harm. ... Psychological abuse refers to the humiliation or intimidation of another person, but is also used to refer to the long-term effects of emotional shock. ... The battered woman defense is a legal defence representing that the person accused of an assault or murder was suffering from battered person syndrome at the material time. ...


Warning signs

These are some of the warning signs that may indicate either you or someone else is being abused.

  • Physical harm of any kind
  • Attempts to control aspects of your life (e.g., how you dress, who your friends are, what you say, etc.)
  • Humiliation
  • Coercing and/or threats of physical harm to you or those close to you.
  • Demanding to know where you are at all times
  • Abusing drugs or alcohol
  • Growing up witnessing an abusive relationship, and/or was abused as a child
  • An individual "rages" when they are hurt, shamed, or are in jeopardy of losing control in the relationship

See also

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Physical abuse is abuse involving contact intended to cause pain, injury, or other physical suffering or harm. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Relational aggression is a term used to describe psychological (social/emotional) aggression between people in relationships. ... A roommate is a person with whom one shares a room or rooms. ...

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Resource Leaving An Abusive Relationship (2471 words)
Leaving an abusive relationship is a positive choice for you and your children.
If you think your relationship is worth saving, take the time that is necessary to be sure there is now a strong foundation of mutual respect for you to build your lives on.
When you leave an abusive relationship, it is normal to feel any or all of the emotions outlined in this brochure and it is normal to feel that your life is in a state of upheaval.
Interpersonal relationship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1344 words)
The study of relationships is of concern to sociology, psychology and anthropology.
Non-formalized intimate relationships or long term relationships such as loving relationships or romantic relationships with or without living together; the other person is often called lover, boyfriend or girlfriend (not to be confused with just a male or female friend), or significant other.
Casual relationships, relationships extending beyond one night stands that exclusively consist of sexual behavior, the participants of which may be known as friends with benefits when limited to considering sexual intercourse or sexual partners in a wider sense.
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