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Abuse by an intimate partner is an ongoing pattern of control and intimidation that escalates over time. Abuse can be physical and nonphysical. It initially confuses a victim to have the person they love treat them with contempt, accusations or violence. Many victims feel guilty and try to modify their behavior -- to be better, more attentive, more affectionate. However, abusers do not change without intervention. Abuse intimidates and diminishes a victim's ability to cope and think clearly. Reaching out for help is the first step away from abuse and toward empowerment. The Support Network has identified six major areas of intimate partner abuse: MORE >
These questions and the answers given by our counselors may provide a greater insight into this devastating crime. MORE >
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