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The Family => Overcoming Marriage Issues => Topic started by: Richard OFfill on June 25, 2009, 07:21:07 AM

Title: What to Do About Abuse
Post by: Richard OFfill on June 25, 2009, 07:21:07 AM
This past week end someone was relating how there spouse had abused them. What does this mean?
Title: Re: What to Do About Abuse
Post by: newbie on June 25, 2009, 07:55:07 AM
Satan will use those that are around us to discourage

this is not the love of God

counseling may be required in order to save a marriage if there are children involved otherwise get out
Title: Re: What to Do About Abuse
Post by: Larry Lyons on June 25, 2009, 08:55:03 AM
This is a very difficult thing to deal with and there are no easy answers. A lot depends on the specific circumstances. The situations that I have encountered in the past always had to do with women being abused by their husbands or boyfriends. Abuse can range from emotional and psychological abuse to threats and actual physical violence. Women can also be abusers but we don't hear about it so often, and it can take forms that are not necessarily seen by others as abuse.
Title: Re: What to Do About Abuse
Post by: Jim on June 25, 2009, 01:33:58 PM
Please define the "abuse". In today's society we are fragile and almost anything that offends is called "abuse". However, that is not to take away from the seriousness of the situation where physical abuse is happening.
Title: Re: What to Do About Abuse
Post by: Larry Lyons on June 25, 2009, 07:05:26 PM
Please define the "abuse". In today's society we are fragile and almost anything that offends is called "abuse". However, that is not to take away from the seriousness of the situation where physical abuse is happening.
Jim, it is hard make an all encompassing defination, but you will know it when you feel it.  :-D

Seriously though, there are probably legal definitions and psychological definitions and common sense definitions, and it likely depends on your point of view how you would define a specific circumstance. I agree that there is a tendency for some people to try to intimidate others by accusing them of abuse.

One area of abuse that is too often not identified for what it is, is verbal abuse. It can come in many ways and can be very destructive.
Title: Re: What to Do About Abuse
Post by: Richard OFfill on June 30, 2009, 03:30:20 PM
The word 'abuse' seems to be a license to kill a marriage with no questions asked. "He abused me".
Title: Re: What to Do About Abuse
Post by: Pamela Adams on July 04, 2009, 12:45:02 PM
Perhaps that is the time to ask for the details....