Red Flags to Look for in a Relationship

If you notice any of the following signs in a partner, be seriously concerned that the relationship may become violent:

• Quick involvement

• Jealousy

• Isolation

• Controlling behavior

• Verbal abuse

• Emotional abuse

• Hypersensitivity

• Victim of abuse as a child

• Jekyll-Hyde behavior

• Blaming others for his problems

• Blaming others for his feelings

• Using force during an argument

• Threats of violence

• Rigid sex roles

• Sexual abuse (including forced sex in marriage)

• Breaking or striking objects

• Cruelty to animals or children

• Past battering

If your partner exhibits three or more of these characteristics, he or she may be abusive!!!

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