Physical Abuse is very prevalent in unhealthy relationships. It’s the act of physically injuring your partner on purpose.
… And much worse.
There is NEVER a justifiable cause for anyone to put their hands on you.
Your body belongs to you.
No one should invade your personal space.
What effect does physical abuse have on a relationship?
Effects of physical abuse include:
- Behavoral issues
- Sleep deprivation
- Suicidal thoughts and attempts
The day that I broke up with my ex-fiance was the first and last time that he ever put his hands on me.
We were looking at our wedding registry and he got mad and lost his temper.
I was really scared.
He used to threaten me by telling me that he could kill me with one punch. I got up from the couch and he threw a glass of Gatorade on me.
I told him that I was going to call his father or the police because I was scared.
He got up, pushed me into the closet, grabbed my arm really hard and tried to confiscate my phone.
I knew that he was much stronger than me so I knew that the ONLY way that I’d be safe was to leave our apartment.
I went to my doorman and we called my sister and she came to pick me up.
My ex-fiance’s handprint was on my left arm. That was the first and last time that I allowed him to physically harm me.
That night, I left our home and didn’t return again until after he moved out.
Physical abuse is the most obvious type of relationship abuse.
It destroys lives.
See, physical abuse doesn’t just occur once. Once it starts, it’s not going to stop. The violence only gets worse.
Control and Power: People physically abuse to assert control and power over his or her partner. To me, it’s the most destructive form of relationship abuse. It robs a person’s
Do NOT accept an apology.
The attacker may try to apologize and say that he or she won’t do it again…. Unless they seek counseling, it is bound to happen over and over.
If you, a family member, a friend or a colleague is in a physically abusive relationship, PLEASE call a domestic violence hotline and seek help BEFORE it’s too late.