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Lesbian women face unique mental health issues — in addition to the ones all members of the LGBT community face — because they exist in a marginalized section of an already marginalized community.Exploring the effects of discrimination and prejudice only scratches the surface of their mental health challenges.People often assume there are less cases of violence in lesbian relationships because men are typically more violent and likely to be abusers.Domestic abuse is actually more common in lesbian relationships than heterosexual relationships and other groups within the LGBT spectrum — 44% of lesbian women reported intimate partner violence compared to 35% of heterosexual women and 26% of gay men, according to the results of a study by the CDC.When relationships progress rapidly, it can be difficult for one partner to detect signs of the other partner’s potential to be unstable or abusive.The victim might condone dangerous or inappropriate behavior after interpreting it as a method of showing love and passion.
Her partner entered her home without permission, found her credit card bills in a drawer and paid all of them.
It can be difficult for lesbian women to identify their partner’s behavior as abusive, according to a study published in the Journal of Homosexuality. “[People in the LGBT community] work so hard for legitimacy,” Ault said.