Spot the Signs, Recognize the Warnings, Be Aware

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  These are Red flags and warning signs of an abuser include but are not limited to:

•Extreme jealousy

•Possessiveness

•Unpredictability

•A bad temper

•Extreme jealousy

•Possessiveness

•Unpredictability

•A bad temper

•Cruelty to animals

•Verbal abuse

•Extremely controlling behavior

•Antiquated beliefs about roles of women and men in relationships

•Forced sex or disregard of their partner’s unwillingness to have sex

•Sabotage of birth control methods or refusal to honor agreed upon methods

•Blaming the victim for anything bad that happens

•Sabotage or obstruction of the victim’s ability to work or attend school

•Controls all the finances

•Abuse of other family members, children or pets

•Accusations of the victim flirting with others or having an affair

•Control of what the victim wears and how they act

•Demeaning the victim either privately or publicly

•Embarrassment or humiliation of the victim in front of others

•Harassment of the victim at work

Be informed and check out Statistics in Domestic Violence

SOURCE: http://www.ncadv.org

For anonymous, confidential help available 24/7, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) 

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