Abuse (Verbal, Emotional, or Physical)

Abuse (Verbal, Emotional, or Physical)

Abusive relationships can last for years, often in the name of love. It only takes one of the partners to break the tragic cycle. A Pathways mental health professional can help you navigate a better way to deal with abuse. The road to change may be difficult, but old wounds can be healed and new strategies for healthy relationships can be learned. Now is the time to put an end to the abusive cycle. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

One or more of these signs may be present

Abuser may engage in dirty fighting, including aggressive, passive, and passive-aggressive treatment of their victim

Abuser does not allow a vote in decisions or respect the victim

Victim may make multiple excuses for recurring injuries, such as tripping, falling, or being in an accident to cover abuse

Victim may be physically or emotionally isolated from help

Victim may feel that they deserve to be hurt

What should I do?

It is better to be safe than sorry, particularly when abuse is involved. If you can safely intervene by yourself, you can approach the victim and suggest they contact the authorities. If they have trouble hearing you or you need additional support, you might bring a second person. If you are the victim of abuse, contact a friend, family, or the authorities if you need a safe place to stay.

We want to help end the abuse. Call us , email us or  Contact Us  to request an appointment. Day and evening counseling sessions are available, and we would be happy to assist you.