Does being around your military spouse make you feel captivated, scared, and depleted?
Does your military partner say things that make you feel uneasy, but you can’t quite figure out why?
Have you been forced to engage in a sexual act with your military partner, that you did not consent to and suffer from betrayal, humiliation, and shame?
Do you feel obligated to stay married to your military spouse for financial reasons?
Does your military partner have you, or family members walking on eggshells around them… afraid to say or do anything around him that could make him angry?
Do you find that your military spouse is emotionally withdrawn, and all you want from them is an emotional connection?
Does your once loving, kind, and caring military family member that you used to adore, now respond to you in verbally, emotionally, and/or sexually abusive ways?
Are you ashamed at the fact that your military spouse abuses you and you don’t know what to do?
Do you love your military spouse but dread making him angry for fear that he will react negatively to you?
Interpersonal violence is a huge concern for military families. Often times, those most affected by it are filled with embarrassment, shame, and despair. They often have limited resources, and feel unsupported by the military spouse who may have connections in the military that prevent major consequences for their actions.
But there’s hope…
Victims can become survivors. They can learn to identify the patterns and themes that present themselves within domestic violence relationships. There self esteem can be restored and a voice can be given to their feelings of isolation and shame. With a listening ear, compassion, and trauma focused individuals, survivors of military interpersonal violence can live a thriving life again. For help, please look into our services for depression, anxiety, family, trauma, grief, or couples therapy.