Domestic abuse happens more often than we think. And the reason is that sometimes it is prolonged because the victim is often blinded by love and hope for the other person to change. No one should be abused physically or mentally, regardless of how they feel about the abuser.
If you have been a victim of domestic violence, contact the McAllen divorce attorneys from Barrera, Sanchez & Associates at 956-287-7555.
Types of Abuse
There are a few types of abuse, even though they are all interconnected, they all inflict harm in different ways. For instance, physical abuse happens when an intimate partner acts violently, causing physical damage as a result.
Both physical and emotional abuse, are a way to demonstrate control over the other person. Emotional abuse often follows physical abuse. It is often inflicted by verbal or non-verbal acts that demean the other person. For instance, using demeaning language towards the other person, ignoring them, or actions what will make the other person feel codependent, are signs of an abusive relationship.
Unfortunately, women whose relationships become abusive do not act on it because of insecurities and lack of self-esteem. They hope their partner will change. Truth is, in most cases, they don’t.
An abusive relationship can cause emotional distress to yourself and your family. If you are considering divorce because of an abusive situation, contact the divorce attorneys from Barrera and Sanchez 956-287-7555.