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I Was In An Abusive Relationship — But You Have No Right To Victim-Blame Me (via YourTango)

I was in an abusive relationship. I never thought I would end up in this situation. I was so happy, confident and outgoing, and I thought my education and independence were barriers against something like this.

I studied gender-based crimes and sexual assault in college, so I knew all the signs of an abusive relationship. And yet, here I am. For years, I couldn’t even call it abuse because I didn’t want to admit that that’s what it was.

No one sets out to be the partner of someone who ends up exploiting and abusing them. Now that the relationship is over, I’m coming to terms with what occurred and trying to understand it to make sure nothing like this ever happens to me again.

If you’ve never been in an abusive relationship, I understand how difficult it can be to…

Read more here: https://www.yourtango.com/2018311724/eight-signs-abusive-relationship-why-victim-blaming-causes-people-stay-with-abuser

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Kristen Milstead

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3 thoughts on “I Was In An Abusive Relationship — But You Have No Right To Victim-Blame Me (via YourTango)

  1. Great post, it needed to be said.

    Even when I was in the midst of mine (and denying that anything was wrong) I still found it difficult to comprehend why someone would stay with an abusive partner.

    1. Thank you! I appreciate the comments. There will always be unempathetic people and those who don’t care to learn, but I have hope that most people don’t *want* to be that way– they are just not informed enough about it.

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