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Relationship Warning Signs

If your partner demonstrates one or more of the following behaviors you may be in danger:

  • Is jealous or possessive toward you
  • Tries to control you by being bossy or demanding
  • Tries to isolate you by demanding you cut off contacts with family and friends
  • Is violent and/or loses his or her temper quickly
  • Accuses you of being unfaithful or flirting
  • Controls all finances and forces you to account for what you spend
  • Constantly criticizes or belittles you
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys or takes your personal property or sentimental items
  • Threatens to hurt you, your children, or pets
  • Threatens to use a weapon to harm you
  • Uses physical violence such as pushing, hitting, slapping, punching, kicking, or biting you or your children
  • Pressures you sexually or demands sexual activities you are not comfortable with
  • Claims you are responsible for his or her emotional state
  • Blames you when he or she mistreats you
  • Has a history of relationships that involved domestic violence
  • Your family and friends have told you that they are concerned for your safety
  • You frequently worry about how he or she will react to things you say or do
  • Makes “jokes” that shame, humiliate, demean, or embarrass you
  • Abuses animals