Over the last three weeks, I have discussed different types of abuse. The categories of abuse are as follows:
- Emotional—verbal, mental, psychological, and spiritual.
- Physical—violence and sexual abuse.
- Economic or financial
Sometimes a victim doesn’t recognize that the actions of the abuser are domestic violence. She may blame it on his temper, a bad day, miscommunication, or most damaging, she may blame herself.
Education is key to preventing domestic violence. Please spread the word.
If you’re being abused or know someone who is, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline for help. 1-800-799-7233.
Remember, if we can help just one victim, we’ve done our job.