31 Quotes About Abusive Relationships


Dealing with a situation of domestic violence can leave you in a state of fear and constant shame. These quotes about abusive relationships aim to raise awareness about these crimes and encourage related behavior to cease all together in society.

“Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.”

“Abuse is the means in which violence retards love.”

“Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.”

“An abusive relationship should be easy to identify though often one of the most difficult to end.”

“Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.”

“Bullies may be the perpetrators of evil, but it is the evil of passivity of all those who know what is happening and never intervene that perpetuates such abuse.”

“Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values.”

“Do you never look at yourself when you abuse another person?”

“Domestic abuse happens only in intimate, interdependent, long-term relationships – in other words, in families – the last place we would want or expect to find violence.”

“Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself.”

“Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it’s the place where we find the deepest heartache.”

“I am done looking for love where it doesn’t exist. I am done coughing up dust in attempts to drink from dry wells.”

“I feel very sorry for people who are trapped in an abusive relationship and keep making excuses for their abuser.”

“I heard the various terms of abuse at school and probably indulged them in the way you do as a kid.”

“I think anybody who has been abused as a kid – and I was abused as a kid, by various people – will say it’s irrational because violence is irrational.”

“I think that most minorities have experienced some form of racial abuse.”

“It is impossible to correct abuses unless we know that they’re going on.”

“It is not the the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind.”

“It’s not rocking the boat, Dad. It’s called communication. You’re allowed to ask questions. Other people do it all the time. Other people don’t live in fear of someone else’s reactions. They don’t relentlessly stress out about getting into trouble.”

“Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless… but you’re not worthless, you’re unappreciated.”

“So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone.”

“Some of the world’s most appalling abuses have been justified by religion because it is possible for people to find vindication in their scriptures for any of their prejudices.”

“The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race.”

“The biggest abuses in society happen when people are not able to communicate and not able to connect.”

“The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.”

“The results of any traumatic experience, such as abuse, can only be resolved by experiencing, articulating, and judging every facet of the original experience within a process of careful therapeutic disclosure.”

“The scars you can’t see are the hardest to heal.”

“There are far too many silent sufferers. Not because they don’t yearn to reach out, but because they’ve tried and found no one who cares.”

“We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.”

“Well, I went through some emotionally abusive relationships and allowed myself to not be properly respected as a lady, as a human being even, though I tried everything I knew to be a lady.”

“You survived the abuse. You’re going to survive the recovery.”

There are many ways to overcome the physical and mental abuse that lingers in a bad relationship. It can take a long time to heal and recover from the wounds left behind.

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