Healthy relationships involve respect, trust, and consideration for the other person. Instead, they involve mistreatment, disrespect, intense jealousy, controlling behavior, or physical violence. Physical abuse means any form of violence, such as hitting, punching, pulling hair, and kicking.
It's as if he's not there.") Often, young victims learn to disconnect emotionally to get through the abuse.
Sexually compulsive The fallout from abuse may manifest as promiscuity or sexual addictions like looking at pornography. Hypervigilant A man who is unusually overprotective of a son or daughter may be expressing what he wishes a parent had done for him as a boy.
Suppressing the trauma only makes it worse, and these women often end up developing a serious disconnect from healthy relationships.
This is not due only to their actions resulting from their private pain.
Chances are a good number of these women are forced not only to suffer in silence, but also to bear the social stigma of being a “prude” or a woman with “issues.” The misunderstanding and insensitivity these women face only serves to alienate them further. Women who have been abused can heal, move on, and form healthy, happy sexual relationships.