Abuse Articles

Is What Your Partner Did Sexually Abusive?

Did your partner cross a line sexually, and you are wondering if it is or isn’t sexually abusive? What is and isn’t a sexually abusive relationship as two adults? What is sexual abuse in a relationship? Sexual abuse in adult relationships, also called ‘intimate partner sexual violence’, is unwanted sexual activity you’ve been made to...

What is Coercive Control, and Are You Dealing With It?

by Andrea Blundell In a relationship where you constantly feel nervous, afraid, and trapped? But seeing as the other person isn’t actually hurting you, you tell yourself it isn’t really abuse? It’s time to learn about coercive control. What is coercive control? Coercive control is now legally recognised as a type of abuse. It involves...

Child Sexual Play, or Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse?

by Andrea Blundell Haunted by memories of a sexual incident when you were a kid? But tell yourself you are overreacting, as it was with another child? Yes, child sexual play can be normal. But it can also veer into assault or child-on-child sexual abuse. What is normal child sexual behaviour? Children are curious about...