DV Awareness Day#20: Various Abuses– Which Have You Experienced?

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As I was thinking of the various abuses that so many of us have endured, I thought of providing a list and having people write which ones they have experienced. Too many people still think that verbal and emotional abuse is insignificant… but it is not. It is the forerunner that leads to the other abuses. Now I can tell you that there were times that I thought it would be easier to be hit than the constant verbal attacks. But no abuse is easy. No abuse is right. And it is only when we say, “enough is enough” and stand up to the abuses, that we can get the strength to find a way out and accept the abuse “no more”!

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DV Awareness Day#18: From Drama to Trauma (Trigger Warning)

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From drama to trauma….
is how an abusive situation grows.
Starting slowly then escalating…
to levels only God knows.

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For the levels of abuse cycle…
as more and more violence arise…
until it unfortunately culminates…
and even some poor victim dies.

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Cause from the drama of abuse…
with verbal and emotional attacks…
go from honeymoon to explosion…
and then again cycle back.

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Exposing Abuse…

Exposing abuse…
is what we should all do.
For abuse is hurtful…
and very destructive too.


From the smallest of infants…
to the youth of today…
so many are abused…
in many various ways.


For verbal and emotional…
are abuses many deny.
But words are like daggers…
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Warning Signs of Abuse

With so many becoming victims of the various abuses, sometimes we just need to post reminders of the warning signs to help people identify the signs and  avoid these abusive relationships. Remember that many abusers can be very deceitful with their words, but their actions will speak louder than their words. Watch how they act. Do not be deceived.

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness…

Teen Dating Violence Awareness…
Patterns of violence don’t just suddenly happen when the marriage begins. Many warning signs occur while dating, leading to a high incidence of teen dating violence. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and I want to help to bring awareness of this growing problem. So many teenagers are desiring love but truly do not know what love is… Love should never hurt. Love is respect, kindness, gentleness… never abusive and violent.

Warning Signs:
Checking your cell phone or email without permission
Constantly putting you down
Extreme jealousy or insecurity
Explosive temper
Isolating you from family or friends
Making false accusations
Mood swings
Physically hurting you in any way
Possessiveness
Telling you what to do
Repeatedly pressuring you to have sex

This video is an example of the warning to look for in communicating with an abuser. Just like domestic violence in households, Teen Dating Violence is all about control and manipulation.

If you need help or have any questions, please contact Love is Respect.org at

http://www.loveisrespect.org/ or call or text to :