You would assume that relationship abuse is obvious, right? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is very confusing to most women. It sometimes takes years for women to realize that they are in an abusive relationship and that its not just typical relationship problems. Unlike physical abuse, emotional abuse is not very noticeable. We came across a video by One Love Foundation that shows exactly what its like to be in an abusive relationship.
Feeling trapped in the Love Labyrinth is a very real and very frightening symptom of relationship abuse, and an aspect those chose to highlight in one of their many campaigns. One way out is awareness. One Love also focuses on providing teens with knowledge to spot signs and be prepared early on in life to avoid unhealthy and abusive relationships. Understanding the gray area between love and control allows you and the people you care about to recognize relationship abuse before it escalates. Find out more on joinonelove.org, or visit their Facebook page, for more information and videos.
The video is very accurate in showing what abuse looks and feels like, and allows you to see the characteristics and tactics of abusers. Unfortunately like many of us, we continue to believe it won’t happen again, but it does.
End the cycle, get out while you can.