Patterns of Abusive Behaviour

Patterns of Abusive Behaviour

Perspectives are changing around what has been known as the ‘cycle of violence’, some professionals say they will not use it as it is incorrect and unhelpful while others still use it. My professional and personal opinion is it is patterns of abusive behaviour rather...
So, what does constitute physical abuse?

So, what does constitute physical abuse?

In my line of work, I hear many stories of abuse every week. Over the years, I have noticed a pattern. Women will say to me, it was never physically abusive, but it was mental and emotional abuse. Then they will go on to tell me things that happened to them while in...
At first I didn’t notice the abuse

At first I didn’t notice the abuse

I have a bad elbow, it is really painful, even it touching my clothes hurts. It is clear I have done something to injure it. But surely with this pain, that is getting worse I would notice when the injury happened and be able to tell when this pain started. It was...