Here’s What We Leave Out When We Talk About Abusive Relationships

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When we talk about abusive relationships, the focus is often on physical violence between heterosexual partners.

This is somewhat understandable. Physical violence is the form of abuse that leaves marks and takes lives. Women make up the overwhelming majority of domestic violence victims, and men are responsible for 89% of intimate partner homicides. We’re more likely to be killed by a male intimate partner than by any other group.

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