Signs of an Emotionally Abusive Relationship And What You Can Do

Some relationships, whether they be parent-child, spouse, sibling or friendships, can be emotionally abusive in nature. An emotionally abusive relationship is more than just a collection of emotionally abusive behaviors. In an emotionally abusive relationship, one person consistently controls the other through fear, humiliation, manipulation, fear or shame. There is …

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Tips to Help a Victim of of Domestic Abuse

Numerous research studies and statistics concluding that at least 40% of South Asian women having experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse by a partner. Recent statistics are also pointing to a similar frequency of partner violence against men as well. With such a high statistic, it is safe to assume …

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Witnessing Domestic Violence: The Impact on Children and Teens

Watching as one parent berates another or harms the other parent physically or sexually can be scarring for children and teenagers. Even if the children are not involved in the abuse itself, research is showing that the impact of witnessing it in any way can leave scars on the child …

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South Asian Men Can be Victims of Abuse

Richa  had reached her limit. Her youngest daughter, who was 2 years old, was sick with the flu, her son who was 6 had chicken pox and her 8 year old daughter needed supplies for an art project, which she forgot to pick up. With two young children crying and …

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South Asian Relationships: Signs of Physical Abuse

When people talk about domestic violence, they often refer to physical abuse of their partner. Physical abuse is one type of domestic abuse that uses physical force or violence which causes bodily injury, pain or impairment. Physical abuse includes assault, battery and inappropriate restraint. Regardless of the specific behavior of …

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Physical Abuse: the Story of a South Asian Bride

Wrapped in a beautiful red sari, adorned with jewelry from head to toe, Shabnam looked at herself in the mirror on her wedding day with mixed emotions. She was so thrilled that her wedding day had finally come. She fondly remembered how they met. It was the week before finals …

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