Equality Wheel A strong dating relationship is based on equality and respect, not power and control.
These include anger/emotional abuse, using social status, intimidation, minimize/deny/blame, threats, sexual coercion, isolation/exclusion and peer pressure.
You will come up with a relationship under control, not a relationship that is controlling you.
We recently debunked the myth that abuse can be described as a cycle.
The wheel highlights respect, gender equity, cultural diversity, self-esteem, and a healthy and respectful reproductive decision making.
The power and control wheel is a way of visually representing the tactics typically used in abusive relationships: economic abuse, threats, intimidation, emotional abuse, use of power, isolation, or black mail using children.
Dating abuse is a pattern of abusive behaviors -- usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time -- used to exert power and control over a dating partner.