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Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Partner Abuse (Overview)

Partner abuse refers to physical or emotional violence that happens between two people who are a couple.


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Does anyone know any emotional partner abuse support, sites etc?

Does anyone know any emotional partner abuse support, sites etc?

Call 1-800-799-SAFE: Or local domestic violence shelter or mental health professional who has experience working with abuse. The primary goal is to overcome the "brainwashing" of abuse that convinces you that you're worthless, stupid, bad, powerless, etc. Verbal/emotional abuse/control can cause longer-lasting harm than physical abuse. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Hazlett
20 doctors shared insights

Partner Abuse (Overview)

Partner abuse refers to physical or emotional violence that happens between two people who are a couple.


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What are any emotional/intimate partner abuse support lines, sites etc?

What are any emotional/intimate partner abuse support lines, sites etc?

Here is a good place: To start: http://www.Thehotline.Org/ it is a nationwide hotline for domestic abuse. They can help you find the right resources in your community. ...Read more

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How can I help my partner who was abused as a child?

How can I help my partner who was abused as a child?

Be supportive: It is very important for you to understand what happened to your partner. I would advise your partner join a survivors group, the meetings may be a place you can provide support for your partner. Also advise your partner to consult a psychiatrist or psychologist for hep. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to tell a new partner about sexual abuse?

I need some tips on how to tell a new partner about sexual abuse?

Honestly: when you feel enough trust and safety with the person. Tell your story and if the person cares about you then he or she will listen without judgment. ...Read more

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How do I help someone who is being physically and verbally abused by her partner but want ask for help?

How do I help someone who is being physically and verbally abused by her partner but want ask for help?

Domestic Violence: Your question implies that your friend is caught up in the cycle of domestic violence. This cycle never leads to good and can lead to injury or death. You can find information about domestic violence on the internet, with local city or county programs, with your local church or synagogue. Provide information that shows the cycle of domestic violence can be broken. Knowledge is power. ...Read more

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No sex in 10yrs+ past sexual abuse trauma, have loving partner now want to have it, but scared, is there therapist that can help me to do it again?

No sex in 10yrs+ past sexual abuse trauma, have loving partner now want to have it, but scared, is there therapist that can help me to do it again?

Yes: You might first contact local rape crisis/followup organizations and see who's available in your area. Psychologists or other counsellors can help using many techniques to unravel the different feelings.The brain can be retrained to substitute the loving feelings you have for the fear and anger of sexual victimization. ...Read more

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Can hepatits b be caused by chronic alcohol abuse, and is there a cure for it? I am a recovering alcoholic, sober for 12 years.No history of heavy drug use, no needles whatsoever.Quite a past in the sex department, although only 3 partners in sobriety(12

I : I added a link below from the center of disease control that may answer all of your questions in depth. To summarize: you can only catch hepatitis b from: - birth - mom to baby transmission - sharing needles with an infected person - having sex with an infected person - being in direct contact with the blood or open sores of an infected person - sharing a tooth brush or razor with an infected person (because of bleeding with those 2 activities) you cannot catch hepatitis b through breastfeeding, drinking, saliva, sharing utensils, hugging, kissing, touching, coughing or sneezing. 6-10% of adults with hepatitis b go on to have chronic hepatitis b (that means in 90-94% of people, it just goes away). 15-25% of people with chronic hepatitis b will go on to have liver disease. ...Read more

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Father of 3 needing advice on relationship with companion, in which has been sexually abused in the past.\?

Father of 3 needing advice on relationship with companion, in which has been sexually abused in the past.\?

Difficult situation: Your companion is dealing with a painful situation, and may or may not be able to relate to you as you would prefer. Your partner's relationship with you will likely be affected by his/her relationship with the perpetrator, with all conflicting feelings. If your partner is not in treatment, this can be very confusing for both of you. If in treatment, flashbacks can still occur but there's hope. ...Read more