Knowing the Signs of Spousal Abuse

Knowing the Signs of Spousal Abuse

Domestic abuse is unfortunately common and widely under-reported in the United States. The risk of domestic violence is an insidious threat to millions of families in America, but the warning signs can be difficult to recognize. Because spousal abuse often begins small and gradually intensifies, the behavior becomes so normalized that an individual may not even realize they have become a victim. If your spouse or domestic partner exhibits any of the behavioral warning signs of spousal abuse discussed in this post, it is time to get help immediately.

Physical Abuse

Physical violence is the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about spousal abuse. More than half of all female murder victims in the U.S. are killed by their significant others, around 16,000 women every year. However, a spouse does not need to give you a black eye or broken bones to constitute physical abuse. Any unwanted physical contact and/or the threat of unwanted contact is considered domestic assault. This includes minor attacks, like pinching, spitting, and grabbing. These behaviors can all be considered signs of spousal abuse.

Physical abuse often begins with an isolated incident of pushing, hair pulling, or slapping. Over time, this can escalate into more frequent episodes of beatings and choking, which are more likely to cause serious injury. The abuser might apologize afterward or blame his victim for making him angry.

Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse often goes hand in hand with physical abuse, but it can also stand on its own. Emotionally abusive behaviors include threats, intimidation, humiliation, and belittling. The emotionally abusive spouse is typically very authoritative and will isolate his victim or monitor her contact with the outside world.

One very effective form of emotional spousal abuse is known as gaslighting. Gaslighting refers to psychological manipulation that causes another person to question their sanity. A victim of emotional abuse may put up with violence and other types of abuse because she has been brainwashed to believe she deserves this treatment or is somehow at fault for her abuser’s actions.

Financial Abuse

Financial abuse is one of the biggest reasons domestic violence victims don’t “just leave.” It involves forcing the victim into a powerless situation by withholding resources. A financially abusive spouse may prohibit you from working or even attempt to cause repeated pregnancies in order to ensure your financial dependence. Other behaviors include taking control of a victim’s personal income and savings, not allowing her to spend money, and/or refusing to share bank account and other financial information.

Sexual Abuse

Any kind of forced sexual activity is domestic violence, regardless of your marital or relationship status. Marital rape is a crime. Unfortunately, victims of spousal abuse are often taught their bodies are not their own.

Signs of Spousal Abuse? Call a South Carolina Family Law Attorney

There are legal protections available to victims of spousal and domestic abuse. If you need help divorcing an abusive spouse, contact a family law attorney as soon as possible. Klok Law Firm LLC is a full-service family law firm in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Contact us today to get the legal help you need.

43 Comments
  • Football Solutions Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa FC)
    Posted at 12:13h, 05 November

    Rio Ferdinand insists the England team will remain behind the likes of Germany unless coaches stop holding back naturally talented players such as Wayne Rooney. Rio Ferdinand: England problems down to coaches trying to hold back talent like Wayne Rooney

  • futbol.run England round-up: Leeds undone by Flitcroft
    Posted at 11:31h, 20 November

    Jaap Stam’s departure from Manchester United is shrouded in more rumour and legend than that of David Beckham, but on the former centre back has now explained exactly why he was sold to Lazio. Jaap Stam reveals the real reason he was sold by Manchester United… and it wasn’t because of his infamous book

  • adidas nmd r1 ice purple
    Posted at 00:17h, 24 November

    ““No hay mejor reconocimiento que éste”, deslizó Madruga.”

  • Winston Weinman
    Posted at 05:47h, 25 November

    Wow, this paragraph is fastidious, my sister is analyzing these things, so I am going to let know her.

  • adidas ace 15.1
    Posted at 10:12h, 30 November

    “Valero, otorgado por Felipe IV a Juan Manuel Manrique de Zúñiga, y que integró, junto a la propia localidad de Valero, a Endrinal, San Miguel de Valero, Los Santos, Frades de la Sierra y El Tornadizo.”

  • nike air jordan retro 7 vii
    Posted at 17:35h, 30 November

    Juan se encuentra inmerso en el aprendizaje y perfeccionamiento de las distintas técnicas de .

  • vans mid top sk8
    Posted at 00:56h, 01 December

    “León, en el punto de partida en la carrera para lograr ser Policía Nacional.”

  • nike mayfly woven online
    Posted at 08:37h, 01 December

    “azares, hizo alusión al “mosqueo” que tuvo cuando entendió que se le intentaba “echar el muerto” del crimen de la peregrina a su hijo porque, según puntualizó, Miguel Ángel es un cobarde para hacer solo lo que se le atribuye.”

  • goedkoop new balance wr996 heren
    Posted at 16:11h, 01 December

    Las aplicaciones móviles ClepIO y Celiaquitos han sido las ganadoras del Premio Mejor App San.

  • nike air max 90 gris blanc rose noir femmes chaussures
    Posted at 23:23h, 01 December

    ” de prendas está limitado en función de los miembros que haya en cada familia», detalla.”

  • asics rouge et noir
    Posted at 14:05h, 04 December

    r de FECLEM en la provincia de León dentro de su política de apoyo a programas e iniciativas sociales.

  • zx 10000 heren online
    Posted at 21:27h, 04 December

    “tamiento renovará el alumbrado del recinto ferial para impulsar la atracción de eventos8Servicio y calidad para tu boca9Una mujer herida tras una aparatosa salida de vía en León10Gitanos, sin etiquetas1«Bebamos una copina de Genarín»2Gitanos, sin etiquetas1s://vimeo/2122191582?Bebamos una copina de Genar?n?3ACOM llega a Europa para gestionar la reactivaci?n econ?mica y social de las cuencas mineras4El himno de Le?n asombra a Buenafuente y Broncano5El juzgado de Ponferrada decreta prisi?n provisional para dos nuevos detenidos por el caso de la carne equina no apta6La guerra no ha terminado7Fervor y pasi?n8El autismo y la eterna espera9Tattoo Mo-Gur, 20 a?os de arte en la piel10Fervor por ‘La Morenica’TemasEduardo Fern?ndez, PP Partido PopularTAGSensalza, comida, navidad, papel, alcaldes, pilar, sustenta, partidoDeja tu comentario.”

  • cheap authentic mlb jerseys free shipping
    Posted at 04:28h, 05 December

    “Entre las 42 actuaciones de oficio destacan las referentes a la pobreza hídrica, la escolariz.”

  • nike air max black white
    Posted at 04:29h, 07 December

    But all the time they have not put pen to paper they will be concerned that the star players will be selling shirts somewhere else.

  • nike air max 2016 skroutz
    Posted at 08:55h, 08 December

    “So if you are asking me if they are going to play against Feyenoord, then no.”

  • nike cortez womens retro
    Posted at 09:45h, 10 December

    “Su tutti Stefano Lucchini è tra quelli che non vede l’ora di trovarsi di fronte i suoi ex compagni, dopo aver trascorso 4 stagioni di successi e delusioni in blucerchiato.”

  • adidas superstar solar red
    Posted at 06:21h, 14 December

    Hola! I was curious to know if setting up a website such your own: %BLOGURL% is challenging to do for unskilled people? I’ve been hoping to develop my own website for a while now but have been turned off mainly because I’ve always assumed it required tons of work. What do you think? Many thanks

  • adidas gr 23
    Posted at 12:09h, 14 December

    Browsing reddit.com I noticed your blog bookmarked as: %BLOGTITLE%. I’m assuming you bookmarked it yourself and wanted to ask if social book-marking gets you a large amount of targeted traffic? I’ve been looking at doing some bookmarking for a few of my sites but wasn’t sure if it would produce any positive results. Many thanks.

  • nb m574
    Posted at 03:22h, 17 December

    Hey there! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having problems finding one? Thanks a lot!

  • gold jaguars shirt
    Posted at 12:39h, 20 December

    Hey! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from an established blog. Is it hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I’m thinking about making my own but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any points or suggestions? With thanks

  • zapatillas kanye west adidas precio
    Posted at 08:23h, 21 December

    Howdy just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same results.

  • adidas originals stan smith farm
    Posted at 03:02h, 22 December

    Hey there, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Ie, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, wonderful blog!

  • 杲冹嫚 旯€鞖╈澋
    Posted at 06:25h, 22 December

    켈리 교수의 딸은 뉴스 생방송 인터뷰 도중 춤추며 당당하게 들어와 큰 화제가 됐던 인물이다.

  • kevin garnett jersey minnesota
    Posted at 03:32h, 23 December

    “Arsenal, meanwhile, face the harder task — with a tasty-looking trip to Paris to kick off their campaign.”

  • jersey 22
    Posted at 05:20h, 25 December

    “Por provincias, Burgos fue la provincia más dinámica gracias a la creación de 7.”

  • week 7 atlanta falcons
    Posted at 18:38h, 25 December

    ” to the Chelsea set up next seasonPRiME Media Images Limited6Abraham is very much in Chelsea's plans and they will be keeping an eye on his progressAbraham is aware of the excitement and growing expectation around him, but insists the pressure is?driving him on instead of burdening him.”

  • adidas superstar scarlet red
    Posted at 19:28h, 28 December

    Whats up this is kind of of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding expertise so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

  • adidas springblade 1st copy
    Posted at 06:59h, 30 December

    Hello! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing many months of hard work due to no back up. Do you have any methods to protect against hackers?

  • adidas yeezy boost 350 butter
    Posted at 12:50h, 30 December

    Whoa! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a entirely different topic but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Superb choice of colors!

  • why are mitchell and ness jerseys so expensive
    Posted at 16:37h, 30 December

    Con Bergamo inizia un trittico di gare che può essereimportante.

  • 銈儷銉嗐偅銈?銉°兂銈?銇娿仐銈冦倢
    Posted at 05:12h, 31 December

    “e top of his headEPA6Ronaldo and Quaresma battle in trainingRelated storiesHit the Gym, JackGareth Southgate warns Jack Wilshere to prove his fitness if he wants to win back an England spotICE COOL KIDJermain Defoe reveals cryotherapy chamber sessions are helping him stay young but his mum is ruining vegan diet by serving up meatZaha had 'no passion'Gareth Southgate sensationally claims Wilfried Zaha did not have the heart to play for EnglandEIGHT IS ENOUGHGareth Southgate holds crisis talks with Ross Barkley after seventh consecutive England snubHART DOES IT FOR KICKSJoe Hart is just as good with his kicking as the Prem's No1 sweeper-keeper Hugo LlorisLIONHEARTBrave Bradley Lowery gets the biggest cheer at Wembley as he leads out the England team with goal hero and best mate Jermain DefoeWrongford PeleRay Parlour picks his England team to go to next year's World Cup.”

  • adidas superstar beige herren
    Posted at 02:13h, 01 January

    Greetings! I know this is kinda off topic however , I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog post or vice-versa? My website goes over a lot of the same subjects as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other. If you’re interested feel free to shoot me an email. I look forward to hearing from you! Awesome blog by the way!

  • basket montante adidas enfant
    Posted at 06:10h, 01 January

    I抦 not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back down the road. Cheers

  • new orleans saints jerseys
    Posted at 19:51h, 01 January

    “Non invidia gli investimenti di Milan e Inter per prendere giovani in giro nel mondo, sostiene che i.”

  • adidas sneakers
    Posted at 08:19h, 03 January

    “ebookTwitterGoogle plusLancio di oggetti in campoAtalanta, multa di 15 mila €Sono tre i calciatori squalificati dal giudice sportivo in serie A.”

  • milwaukee bucks 90s jersey
    Posted at 00:43h, 04 January

    “), la Commissione, tenuto conto delle istanze di patteggiamento, ha disposto un’ammenda di 20.”

  • adidas sale shoes
    Posted at 16:58h, 04 January

    “Nella sua carriera ha vinto anche un Oro, un Argento e un Bronzo ai Mondiali.”

  • adidas flux palm trees
    Posted at 00:24h, 06 January

    “Non bisogna accontentarsi, un punto non va disprezzato, ma solo prima di averci provato fino alla fi.”

  • zapatillas adidas superstar hombre negras
    Posted at 09:06h, 07 January

    ” girone cremonese, mentre pochi problemi ci sono stati in quello milanese: continua la corsa della Fulgor Canonica, che batte anche il Medolago in un derby emozionante e continua il suo volo da imbattuta verso la promozione.”

  • adidas ultra boost 3.0 ltd bronze
    Posted at 18:34h, 09 January

    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site? My website is in the very same niche as yours and my users would truly benefit from some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this okay with you. Appreciate it!

  • af1 high top
    Posted at 03:54h, 10 January

    “in via Papa Giovanni XXIII, nella palazzina Spm a fianco de L’Eco di Bergamo per il ritiro immediato, oppure tramite «L’Eco Store» sul portale di e-commerce boutikLa mattinata era iniziata con l’elezione del nuovo presidente del comitato lombardo della Figc, al posto di Felice Belloli passato alla guida dei Dilettanti: il bergamasco Giuseppe Baretti, candidato unico, è la nuova guida del calcio della Lombardia.”

  • 銈儷銉嗐偅銈?銈裤兂銈?瀹濈煶搴冨牬
    Posted at 23:48h, 11 January

    “Raphaela Folie, bolzanina, 186 centimetri, da un paio d’anni nel giro della Nazionale, ha giocato nelle ultime due stagioni a Villa Cortese.”

  • Dollie
    Posted at 03:06h, 18 January

    It’s a plsrueae to find someone who can think so clearly

Post A Comment