View Poll Results: Does failure at abuse still count as abuse?
Yes 21 65.63%
No 0 0%
I don't know, but be glad he's out of your life! (My vote, btw) 11 34.38%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

Does it count as abuse if it doesn't work?

A person's age or an age gap in a relationship is not an indicator of abuse or likelihood to abuse. Look at the number of teenagers in emotionally or physically abusive relationships. Look at the number (majority, thank goodness) of 40 year olds that don't abuse their partners. The only way I could see an age gap as a possible indicator that something is wrong is when the person pretty much exclusively forms relationships with people significantly younger and attempts to control and steer the relationship.

If you think you're being abused, get the heck out or at least, get some distance. I would think that would be a sign that either you are and your feelings are being undercut or you are in a place that means you don't trust the person and have trust issues.
Posted by Discgirl

A person's age or an age gap in a relationship is not an indicator of abuse or likelihood to abuse. Look at the number of teenagers in emotionally or physically abusive relationships. Look at the number (majority, thank goodness) of 40 year olds that don't abuse their partners. The only way I could see an age gap as a possible indicator that something is wrong is when the person pretty much exclusively forms relationships with people significantly younger and attempts to control and steer the relationship.
Although it was wrong for me to generalize, I was talking about men who deliberately seek out only younger, naive woman who are the "Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed" types, if you know what I mean. I envision this type of man as the one who eventually ends up sending for a "Mail Order Bride" who will speak little or no English.

There are certainly a lot of great marriages where one person is much older than the other person, so I didn't mean to sound as though I was stereotyping that choice. So long as people choose their mates for love and not for the sole attempt to control, abuse or deceive, it's good.
It's not so much an age issue as it is a needing to control issue.

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com