More information on: Dynamics of Emotional Abuse in Relationships.
Abusive Behavior Examples Sometimes it is difficult to know when a person is being abused.
In determining whether a behavior falls into this category, it may also be necessary to consider whether your awareness of the behavior is a necessary part of your workplace activity.
An offensive photo displayed on a desktop is a public display, but one tucked inside the drawer of a desk used by only one party may be considered to be a privacy matter.
The abuser then feels guilt, but not about what he (or she) has done, but more over the consequences of his actions.
The abuser then makes up excuses for his own behavior to avoid taking responsibility over what has happened.
ONLINE RESOURCES The American Bar Association's Commission on Domestic Violence The Family Violence Prevention Fund The Montgomery Work/Life Alliance's Workplace Domestic Violence Manual Safe Horizon's Domestic Violence Shelter Tour and Information Site The United States Department of Health and Human Services, Healthfinder, Domestic Violence The United States Department of Justice's Violence Against Women Office If you have questions about equal employment, including civil rights and harassment issues, visit the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights online.The abuser then resumes "normal" behavior as if the abuse never happened and may, in fact, be extra charming, apologetic and giving – making the abused party believe that the abuser is sorry.