The role of emotional abuse in physically abusive relationships

  title={The role of emotional abuse in physically abusive relationships},
  author={Diane R. Follingstad and Larry L. Rutledge and Barbara J. Berg and Elizabeth S. Hause and Darlene S. Polek},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
Two hundred thirty four women were interviewed to assess the relationship of emotional abuse to physical abuse. Six major types of emotional abuse were identified. Analyses determined if the types of emotional abuse were related to the frequency and severity of physical abuse. Women in long-term abusive relationships were contrasted with women experiencing only short-term abuse. Other comparisons consisted of: women who thought emotional abuse was worse than physical abuse vs. women who thought… 
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