Is an Abusive Personality Genetic?

Is an Abusive Personality Genetic? There are many articles written on the subject of abusive personalities, most of which explore the possibility that the trait of abuse may be a genetic one. Just like a predisposition to addiction, this theory hinges on certain traits being passed from parent to offspring and is not based on environmental factors. Most of these …

Tolerating Abusive Behavior and the Role of Self-Esteem

Tolerating Abusive Behavior and the Role of Self-Esteem Low self-esteem is a serious issue for those in abusive relationships. Abuse reinforces low self-esteem and hampers your ability to build and maintain healthy relationships. Chances are that not believing in yourself, or not valuing yourself enough, has something to do with how you can end up in an abusive relationship in …