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What are the impacts of an abusive relationship?

Abusive relationships may be hard to end, particularly if we lack financial independence. If we are divorced, widowed, or single, we may find ourselves in a new relationship that is abusive. Or we may find ourselves needing to care for a parent who is abusive to us. Because of an abusive relationship we may be at greater risk for depression, anxiety, obesity, and other health problems.

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