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Recognizing the Warning Signs

It can be helpful to identify when a relationship has become unhealthy or unsafe, whether it is your own or a loved one’s. If you perceive a combination or repitition of the following traits occurring in a relationship, it may be an indicator that said relationship is domestically abusive.

  • Blaming their partner for their own conduct
  • Controlling behavior
  • Cruelty to children and/or animals
  • Disrespect
  • Double Standards
  • History of Violence
  • Isolating their partner from family and friends
  • Impulsivity
  • Jealousy
  • Minimization of actions
  • Mood Swings
  • Threats of Violence
  • Use of force, threats, or coercion during sex
  • Violent behavior

Other Domestic Violence Statistics

Domestic Violence Infographic

DV At A Glance

Domestic Violence Myth Vs. Fact Infographic

DV Myth Vs. Fact

DV Effects On Children Infographic

DV Effects On Children