Accepting that you are being abused can be difficult. If you have wondered if you are being abused, knowledge and support are powerful in helping you to see the truth and get to safety.
Abuse is Non-Discriminatory
While you may feel all alone, understand that women all over the world experience the pain of abuse, and find healing. You are not alone.
7 Signs That You Are Being Abused
Confusion: Do you feel confused about reality? Do you wonder if you are seeing things clearly?
Low self-esteem: How do you value yourself? Do you feel that you are a worthwhile person?
Physical exhaustion: Abuse sucks the energy from even the healthiest women while simultaneously affecting sleep-patterns. How are you sleeping? Is your energy suffering?
Difficulty Making Decisions: Do you have a hard time making decisions, even about small things? Are you afraid you’ll mess everything up if you make the wrong decision?
Protecting Your Partner: Do you find yourself making excuses for your partner’s behavior to your friends and family when they make comments or ask questions about how he behaves or treats you and/or children?
Lack of privacy: Does your partner control your time, who you speak with, and where you go? Do you feel like you have to check with him before you make even small decisions?
Pelvic and/or Sexual Pain: Do you find that you have pain in your pelvic area generally and/or during sex?
If you are a victim of abuse, you deserve safety now. Speak with a professional today.
Abuse Isn’t Always Easy to Spot
Covert abuse, also known as “Stealth Abuse” is not always easy to spot, even for victims. Please don’t shame yourself if you have been abused or are being abused, but have not recognized it until now. This is common for victims of emotional abuse, partner rape, and psychological abuse.