Abusive partners are human beings who are complex, like everyone else.
They may be dealing with their own traumas, past or present.
If you are in a life threatening situation, do NOT use this site.
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline, at 1.800.273.8255.
But whether they’re dealing with a mental illness, addiction or an abusive childhood, there is NO excuse for them to abuse their partner in the present. The truth is, even though you love your partner, you can’t “fix” another person.
This process can intensify when an abusive partner uses gaslighting techniques to control or manipulate their partner.
The victim begins to agree with the abuser, and certain aspects of the victim’s own personality and perspective fade over time.
Your call will be routed to the crisis center near you.
If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
” It can feel strange, confusing and even wrong to love someone who has chosen to be abusive.