There is a huge campaign out right now from OneLove.org, an organization dedicated to helping college-aged young adults understand the warning signs of abuse. The campaign is centered around identifying abusive behavior justified by love.
Using the excuse “Because I love you…”, abusive partners find a way to justify their irrational behavior to themselves and to their victims. I was asked at a speaking event recently if I thought my ex-husband knew what he was doing, or if he really felt his behavior was justified. Continue Reading