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  • Warning Signs & Red Flags

    If you're beginning to feel as if your partner or a loved one's partner is becoming abusive, there are a few behaviors that you can look out for. Watch out for these red flags and if you're experiencing one or more of them in your relationship, call the hotline to talk about what's going on.

    • Telling you that you can never do anything right
    • Showing jealousy of your friends and time spent away
    • Keeping you or discouraging you from seeing friends or family members
    • Embarrassing or shaming you with put-downs
    • Controlling every penny spent in the household
    • Taking your money or refusing to give you money for expenses
    • Looking at you or acting in ways that scare you
    • Controlling who you see, where you go, or what you do
    • Preventing you from making your own decisions
    • Telling you that you are a bad parent or threatening to harm or take away your children
    • Preventing you from working or attending school
    • Destroying your property or threatening to hurt or kill your pets
    • Intimidating you with guns, knives or other weapons
    • Pressuring you to have sex when you don't want to or do things sexually you're not comfortable with
    • Pressuring you to use drugs or alcohol

    Go to this page: The National Domestic Violence Hotline: Abuse Defined

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