Abuse can be defined as anything that deliberately hurts another, be it physically or emotionally. Going by this description, most of us demonstrate abusive behaviour at one time or another. Abusive behaviour is a problem when it becomes systematic, and is used to control, manipulate or exploit one party in the relationship. This can be done verbally, non-verbally, physically, sexually or socially.
One of the greatest losses in an abusive relationship is the loss of compassion. Abusers withdraw compassion and positive emotion, leaving the other party feeling unloved and betrayed. This can lead to a lack of self-esteem, depression and ongoing emotional trauma.
There is help available. Whether you are the abused or the abuser or a concerned friend, Margaret McDonald can help in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Margaret can teach you effective coping skills, build your self-esteem and recognise triggers. With over 30 years of experience, Margaret has the tools to help you lead a safe, fulfilling life. Please don’t’ hesitate to contact out office on 3862 8833 or firstname.lastname@example.org.