Physical Abuse

By Joslynn Baker Block 10 Relationships

Signs of Physical Abuse

Pushing or pulling you

Pulling your hair

Smacking your bottom

Grabbing your clothes

Forcing you to have sex or perform a sexual act

What you can do to prevent physical abuse.

  • Realize this behavior is wrong.
  • Talk to an adult, friend or family member that you trust.
  • Create a safety plan.
  • Consider getting a restraining order.
  • Do not accept or make excuses for your partner’s abusive behavior.
  • Remember that physical abuse is never your fault.
  • A safety plan

    Listen and be supportive. Even when you don’t understand or agree with their decision -- don't judge. It can make them feel worse.

    Allow the person you're trying to help to make up their own mind. Leaving an unhealthy or abusive relationship may be difficult and even dangerous. Avoid blaming or belittling comments. Abusive partners usually put down their victims regularly, so your loved one's self-esteem may already be low