About Abuse

Abuse is a way to Control another person And could look like:

  • Using coercion or threats
  • Using intimidation
  • Name calling
  • Using isolation
  • Minimizing, denying , blaming
  • Using the children to manipulate
  • Claiming gender privilege
  • Using economic abuse

A Healthy Relationship is based on Equality And could look like:

  • Non-threatening behaviour
  • Respect
  • Trust and support
  • Honesty and accountability
  • Responsible colaberative parenting
  • Shared responsibilities
  • Economic partnership
  • Negotiation and fairness

 

If you are in an abusive relationship you may be feeling hurt, frightened, your spirit may feel destroyed and you may be damaged in your mental or physical health.  This is not how we treat those we love.  It may be time for you to consider counselling, please give me or another counsellor a call and begin to explore your basic rights as a person:

 

YOUR RIGHTS

You have the right to be treated with dignity and respect
You have the right to make mistakes
You have the right to have your own opinions
You have the right to feel and express pain
You have the right to change your mind
You have the right to protest unfair treatment or criticism
You have the right to say NO
You have a right to be angry
You have the right to make your own choices and decisions
You have the right to change