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Reasons people might stay n an abusive relationship Person doesn’t want to be alone Person financially dependant on the abuser Religion may not be supporting of leaving the marriage May stay in marriage because of children
Abusive relationships Emotional, physical, sexual abuse will not go away with time, It will most likely get worse with time Each person has right to be respected, not be hurt, and to live without fear Long term price of staying in an abusive relationship are too costly compared to short term pain of ending a relationship
How Does a Person in an Abusive Relationship Feel Ashamed, guilty, mistrustful, worthless, helpless, angry Blame themselves Trouble trusting people Avoid intimacy with others Doubt ability to judge others accurately Deserves abuse Starts to believe what abuser says about them
How Does a Person in an Abusive Relationship Feel Lose self-confidence Dislike or hate themselves Isolate themselves from others so no one finds about about abuse
What to do to Prevent and Deal with Abusive Relationships See student handout P. 131
Every Human Being has the right to: Express his or her opinions and have then respected Have their needs be as important their partners Change their mind Be safe physically, emotionally, and sexually Live without fear
Did You Know One in ten teenagers experience violence in their dating relationship – these are the one’s reported A woman is raped every 6 minutes 60% of reported rapes are committed by dates or acquaintances 75-80% of individuals who experience abuse blame themselves
Did You Know In 60% of the rapes, alcohol and/or drugs had been consumed by one or both people involved Nationally, 1 in 4 girls is sexually assaulted before age 18 Nationally, 1 in 6 boys are sexually assaulted before age 18
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