Sylvia Hogan Written by Sylvia Hogan · 1 min read >

Abuse means to treat someone with violence, disrespect someone, be cruel to someone, harm someone or force a person to do something out of ones wish. Abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional.

PHYSICAL ABUSE: This is when you cause injury or trauma to another person by hurting or harming them on purpose.

EMOTIONAL ABUSE: This is a way of controlling by using emotions to embarrass, shame, criticize, blame or manipulate someone.

SEXUAL ABUSE: This is an unwanted sexual activity, with the perpetrator using force, threatening the other or taking advantage of victims not being able to give consent.


This is not a gender base thing. It occurs both in male, female, young and old. It is now on a increase because some people sees it to be normal not knowing that it has a side effect that can destroy a person.

This has a way of affecting ones mental state. Studies shows that severe emotional abuse can be as powerful as physical abuse. Overtime, both can contribute to low self-esteem and depression. It can also make make one to start considering suicide.

In recent times, we can testify to how many suicide cases that have been recorded in Nigeria. Some of this cases are on people who have been struggling from depression for abuses they have faced in life. Both husbands and wives now abuse their partners without any fear. They see it to be normal because most families have come to accept the fact that it is inevitable.


  • It can lead to your untimely death
  • This situation can make you feel that the way you are being treated is normal
  • It can make you look less of yourself.
  • Leads to fear
  • Low self-esteem
  • Leads to internal guilt and injuries


Abuse occurs when people mistreat or misuse other people, showing no concern for their integrity or innate worth as individuals, and a manner that degrades their well-being. Therefore, lets try to speak out when ever we find ourselves in this situation cause it will create awareness to other people and also encourage others who have faced similar things but scared to speak up to actually do.

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