Is my partner abusive?
If you are unhappy about the way your partner treats you and you are asking yourself, Is my partner abusive? Then here are descriptors of behaviour that would constitute abuse. An abusive person who needs and wants power over you for their own benefit and will use any method required to obtain it.
Abusers come in all shapes and sizes and use a wide range of strategies. All these strategies are employed for one purpose, to make you feel “less than” them. These strategies include using your children, using money, using sex or violence or making you feel stupid or shameful.
They do this to make them feel comfortable and safe.
You end up feeling uncomfortable and unsafe.
Abusers gain and maintain power and control over you by keeping you in a position of weakness.