DID YOU KNOW?
• 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.vi
• On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 21,000 calls, approximately 15 calls every minute.vii
• Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.viii
• Having a gun in the home increases the risk of homicide by at least 500%.ix
• 72% of all murder-suicides involved an intimate partner; 94% of the victims of these crimes are female.
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Signs of domestic violence or abuse
Intimate partner violence, or domestic violence, can be difficult to see if it starts little by little if your partner says they love you, or if they support you financially. Domestic violence can include forced sex, physical abuse, and emotional abuse, such as cruel words or threats. It can happen between married people, to a couple who lives together or apart, or to a same-sex couple. Abuse is never OK. OWH
Gaslighting is a tactic in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality. It works much better than you may think. Psychology Today
The narcissist thrives on your need for approval and love while manufacturing traumatic situations to enforce bonding. When you’re relying on traumatic bonding to maintain a relationship with a narcissist, it changes how you perceive normal intimacy.
You’ve probably opened yourself up to the narcissist more than you have to anyone else in your life. We tell the narcissist things we’ve never said to anyone. We kick boundaries to the curb. We make ourselves completely vulnerable and call it bonding. It’s pretty intense and in the beginning, it feels really good.
Letting someone go through your phone feels like building trust. Who cares if your friends say it’s a toxic behavior? Your relationship with the narcissist feels so connected that you’ll never share that intimacy with anyone else.
No one understands.
Read more here: TRAUMA BONDING