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Abuse is a repeated pattern of aggression, unkindness, and cruelty to another person, involving unfair power and control dynamics. Abuse can be verbal, sexual, emotional, physical, spiritual, financial, or psychological and often has lasting impacts. Anyone of any age, race, ethnicity, ability, class, sexuality, gender, or background can experience abuse, and it is never the survivor’s fault. These articles explore the topic of abuse in more depth, offering resources to survivors and those who want to change unhealthy behavioral patterns. You may also find articles on attachment, growing up with abusive family members, and coping with post-traumatic stress disorder.

If you are facing or witnessing abuse of any kind, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 for support. Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or text “START” to 88788. You can also use the online chat.

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