Financial abuse is real, but you seldom hear about it because most women were experiencing this type of damage are ashamed that they’re going through it. They don’t want to talk about it, not even with their friends, especially not with their family. As much as possible, they want to show everyone that they made the right decision, that they married the right man.
When we hear of abuse, we always think it is physical, but other abuses could happen within a marriage. Some forms of abuse such as emotional and psychological abuse would leave no bruise nor a scratch. They are silent abuses which damage us from inside.
How do we keep our marriage vows when our situation gets worse? Are we truly up for the worse? In every 1000 population in the US, the divorce rate is about0.007% or 7 out of every 1,000 population, and one of the main reasons for this is an abusive partner. Abuse can be common in marriages and relationships, especially on women. The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA)was created with the intent to protect women against domestic violence.
Abuse, in any form, should not be tolerated. You do not deserve to be treated this way, and neither does anybody else.
Emotional abuse is not your daily squabbles with your partner nor is it the time your husband told you in all sincerity how he disapproves of your decision. Those things are included in a healthy relationship – fights, misunderstandings, disagreements. They are all jumbled up in one complex affiliation known as marriage.
The princess woke up only to realize that it was the kiss of death.
I’m sure you’re familiar with all those fairy tales that ended up in grandiose marriages with singing, dancing, lively music, and a happy crowd that cheers exuberantly for the newlywed couple as they drove away into the sunset.
Indeed, what a happily ever after.
But then, what happens next?
Does the prince maintain his handsome, affectionate, kindhearted character that you see in the movies or does he become the monster who antagonizes his wife for the rest of their married lives?