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It Happened To Me: I Didn’t Know My Boyfriend Was Abusive Since He Never Hit Me

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Domestic violence and sexual violence are ultimately acts of power and control, which can be embodied and enacted in a variety of ways. It can be difficult to see our own relationships as violent or abusive if our partner does not use physical force against us. In this article, Kristina Brandt tells the story of her emotionally abusive and coercive relationship. Partners of any gender can be violent, and emotional abuse can be difficult to identify from within the relationship. This article and story does an affective job detailing the experience of being inside such a relationship.

– Brett Goldberg

Read Kristina’s article via Everyday Feminism.

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