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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
18 years experience Clinical Psychology
Many reasons: Limited insight and self-awareness coupled with low self esteem and often a history of abuse are often characteristics of abusers. Abusers tend to bl ... Read More
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Dr. Kathryn Seifert
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Several reasons: When a sub-culture accepts that men should be more powerful than and control women, harming them to maintain control becomes acceptable. If violence w ... Read More
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Dr. Owen Scott
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Power and control: Two excellent answers already. Abusers use physical and emotional violence and intimidation to keep the partner in a one down position. Exercising pow ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on dfn: Although both practices could be considered abusive in some form, by convention the withholding of food would fit the conventional use of the term. Th ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Call 911: for assistance if you are concerned that you may be in danger. Leave the home immediately for imminent safety concerns (if you have children - take th ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
17 years experience Family Medicine
Many: Psychological trauma, low self estim, depression, anxiety, suicide risk, risk of death from physical trauma, multipal problems physical and psychologi ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karla Groves
16 years experience Family Medicine
Ask your attny: There is no way to predict what will happen in court. I suggest you focus on being the best parent you can be and see a therapist with your children t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
11 years experience Pediatrics
With a professional: Discussing your options through private therapy is the best proven method. Discuss with your doctor in finding a good therapist.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Take care of YOU: This may sound counterintuitive, but the best thing is to take care of your own behavior first. Some people equate "helping" with trying to control t ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You don't deserve it: No one needs this. If at work, file a complaint with human resources. If in a marriage, a helper or a divorce lawyer. If at home, and you are a teen, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Hartman
26 years experience Pediatrics
Abuse: Its not easy to share something this personal. I would advise you to find someone you can trust. You may need to seek professional help if no one clos ... Read More
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