Dating an emotionally abused woman

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(Papp, 1992) Marriage vows until recently stated that women must love, honour and obey (italics mine) their husbands while losing their own name in the contract.In European society and its colonial mutations in North America, not only did the woman lose her name, but her matrilineal descent couldn't be traced.However, many abuse victims have never received the help they need.It is very difficult for an abuse victim to get help because it is so painful to revisit the past.A relationship with the wrong individual however can lead to years of heartache, emotional/social damage, and even physical damage.A damaging adult partner can damage us, damage our loved ones, and even damage the way we feel about love and romance in the future.

Because they are hypersensitive to minor pain and stress you are likely to be viewed as a surrogate abuser during the downs of a relationship...which you will not like.

Both you and the date are guarded, trying to obtain information about the other as much as possible without seeming like a police detective.

Romantic relationships can be wonderful with the right person.

Introduction Emotional abuse is one of the most prevalent forms of abuse of women by their intimate partners and its damage is unquestionably severe, undermining a woman's sense of worth, agency, and independence.

It also diminishes a woman's ability to care and provide for her children and to participate in the work force.

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