They feel that, even though they’re strong, independent people in other aspects of their lives, they have abdicated their power and personal autonomy for the sake of maintaining a relationship.This fear of judgment stops them from coming forward and getting the help they need.It is a tragic, alarming, and utterly preventable cultural reality that women suffer increased rates of violence and harassment in practically every area of life.
From there, you can have assistance creating a game plan to gradually start removing yourself from the abusive dynamic in which you find yourself trapped.
Abuse occurs in all types of relationships and among people with varying backgrounds of age, race, religion, financial status, sexual orientation and education.
There are more resources than ever to help women safely and effectively extricate themselves from an abusive dating dynamic.
The domestic Violence Hotline is a proven and effective resource for women who need to escape immediately and who have little to no resources to live independently.
Some are forced to decide between losing their financial stability and trying to navigate and “manage” the cycles of abuse.
Whether it’s fear for children’s safety or fear of never being able to see them again if a woman decides to leave, the victim’s exit strategies can very often be complicated by the presence of children in an abusive relationship.These conditions must be cultivated in both everyday life as well as in institutional paradigms.The United Nations reports that up to 70 percent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.Women are routinely trapped in situations in which their financial security is intertwined with their partner’s.In these situations, to flee an abusive relationship means practically starting life over with limited to no financial resources.Teen dating abuse is any act that causes harm or threatens the risk of harm to a teen by an individual who is in a current or former dating relationship with that teen.