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If someone hits you, is it always abuse?

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Last Updated: 08/07/2018 at 3:02am
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November 21st, 2017 7:45am
Yes. By the nature of your question, it doesn't sound like we are dealing with an unintentional act. If someone strikes you, even a light touch with the right kind of reinforcement can have a devastating effect on a person's sense of self, especially if the abuser is very skilled at invoking emotions in their target.
November 22nd, 2017 3:34am
Consent is key. Unless that person consented to being hit then it would not be abuse. If they did not consent then yes, It is abuse. Abuse is harm to yourself or others whether that be physical, emotional, or sexual. An the degree of harm/pain is everyone's personal preference. For example: A slap on the face may not hurt me physically but it hurts me emotionally. That would still be abuse.
November 24th, 2017 5:42pm
It is an abuse if that person wanted to hurt you.
July 18th, 2018 4:35am
Playing around with good intentions of having fun is alright. Throwing objects or forceful acts that cause bodily harm is not.
August 7th, 2018 3:02am
It does depend and vary but more often than not, yes I would personally consider it abuse. Anytime anyone has the intention of hitting you and causing you pain is what can constitute as abuse. Abuse can come in many forms and it's always good to keep that in mind.
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December 4th, 2017 9:53pm
Nobody deserves to be hit, it doesn't matter what you do, nobody and I mean absolutely nobody deserves to be physically hurt by another human being. So yes, if somebody hits you, it is always abuse.
July 10th, 2018 10:59pm
Yes. There is no excuse to ever harm another person. If you are being hit you should leave and find a safe place to stay. If they track you down and are verbally abusive or hostile in any way contact the police. Abuse should never be tolerated.