Dating a victim of domestic violence
Probably a good place to start is to paint a picture of what clear communication is. It’s really about how all of us interact and communicate in every aspect of our lives.
We might lash out in anger, withdraw, or be critical. Sometimes people who’ve experienced partner abuse jump into new relationships, hungry for the love and affirmation they didn’t find with the abusive partner.Then, when the partner is hooked, the abuse begins.If you give us a gift or a compliment early on, sometimes we wonder if you are like our abuser. However, behind our fear, we are really grateful for your gift. Sometimes we just have a hard time knowing why we react like we do, and sorting out our feelings.Unfortunately, partner abuse is all too common in our society.The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence estimates that each minute 20 people experience physical abuse from an intimate partner in the United States.
We might push to spend all of our time together, maybe move in together, take vacations together, meet family, all on a schedule that might feel too fast for you.