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How to detect violence in a relationship: we share useful tips

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr17,2024

How to detect violence in a relationship: sharing useful tips

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Every year in Ukraine, more than 1.1 million people face domestic violence, women suffer the most from it. Unfortunately, with the onset of a full-scale invasion, the situation became worse.

Due to stress, psychological tension and exhaustion, violence can appear even in those relationships where it did not exist before. This is stated on the Psychological Support platform.

In a relationship, it is difficult to accept the fact that the chosen partner causes harm. And this is one of the reasons why so many women have difficulty ending abusive relationships.

Relationships in which there is violence can be saved for a long time – by keeping silent, forgiving and putting up with everything. But, unfortunately, this has an extremely negative effect on you in the long run: self-esteem deteriorates, anxiety increases, problems with trust appear, social ties with other people are broken, and numerous health problems appear as a result of prolonged stress.

Violence in a relationship can be not only physical and does not necessarily leave behind bruises. The following types of violence are also distinguished:

  • sexual (forced to act of a sexual nature);
  • economic (control of finances, prohibition to work or study);
  • psychological (manipulation, threats, gaslighting, harassment, isolation).

Is it violence if you fight? No, conflicts are the norm in healthy relationships.
But if in conflicts the partner repeatedly does not hear your arguments or needs, suddenly explodes and shows aggression, begins to manipulate to achieve the desired result, or begins to insult you, to convince of something – these are clear signs of psychological violence.

Here are more examples of partner actions that should not be in a healthy relationship:

  • refuses to hear your “no”;< /li>
  • violates your boundaries;
  • constantly jealous;
  • takes out anger on the weaker;
  • reacts angrily to anything he does not like;
  • believes in stereotypical gender roles;
  • makes decisions for you;
  • seeks to control your spending, movement or communication.

How to detect violence in a relationship: sharing useful tips

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If a lot if the described signs are your routine, you should find the strength to break the cycle of domestic violence.

For psychological, legal or social counseling, you can contact the free hotlines:
1547 – the government hotline for the prevention and response to domestic violence;
116 123 – the national hotline for the prevention of domestic violence .

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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