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Types of Abuse

Abuse is never okay and should never be accepted.

All relationships have ups and downs. At any time in a relationship we may experience periods of harmony and commitment or disagreement and conflict, this is an acceptable part of all relationships.

Sometimes however these matters are not resolved. If one partner does not get their own way they may become controlling. Threatening and using fear to control, and or verbal abuse, physical force, emotional blackmail to get their own way is not acceptable. There IS a life after abuse and we at Cithrah are committed to help you on your journey, no matter how long it may be.

Physical Abuse

Physical Abuse can be:

Emotional Abuse

Emotional Abuse can be:

Verbal Abuse

Verbal Abuse can be:

Financial Abuse

Financial Abuse can be:

This can lead to having no home, money or clothes, debt worries, no heat or a significant lack of basic comforts and resources.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse can be:

Why might a victim feel that they have to stay?

  • They have emotional ties
  • For the sake of their children
  • Embarrassment
  • Feelings of failure
  • Knowing their place
  • Loss of security
  • Too afraid to leave
  • A career is too important and must come first

Excuses victims make on behalf of the perpetrator

  • Everyone else is with someone
  • It’s the way they love me
  • They don’t mean it
  • They had a bad home life
  • They have a drink / drug problem
  • This is how they show love to me
  • I should have kept my mouth shut
  • They have a mental health problems / bad nerves
  • It was my fault
  • They will realise I love them, and they will stop
  • I shouldn’t look at anyone else