abuse signs warning signs

Warning Signs

Are any of these things true of your dating partner? Does the person you are dating…

  • tell you they cannot live without you
  • blame you for all their problems
  • break or hit things to intimidate you
  • threaten to hurt themselves or others if you break up
  • act jealous, say jealous things, or forbid you to speak with certain people
  • pressure you into having sex or force you to do sexual things you don’t want to do by saying, “if you really loved me you would…”
  • humiliate you and belittle your opinions
  • slap or shove you in a seemingly playful way, but it happens often and doesn’t seem right
  • seem jealous and possessive about the time you spend with your friends
  • constantly check up on you and ask where you are and what you are doing
  • have severe mood swings or frequent bad moods
  • want you to limit your other activities so you can spend more time together
  • want your relationship to get too serious too quickly and refuse to take “no” for an answer
  • blame past bad relationships on everything or everybody else instead of accepting any of the responsibility
  • abuses drugs or alcohol and pressure you to take them also, even if you don’t want to
  • believe men should be in control and women should do what they’re told
  • treat you like property rather than a person they value
  • call you names, kick, hit, or push you in anger
  • get aggressive or abusive toward inanimate objects or animals
  • force you to choose between being with them or with your friends or family
  • lash out or blame you for having a bad day
  • use or own weapons or have a history of violence and fighting
  • blow minor disagreements or issues way out of proportion
  • dislike your parents and friends
  • hit, push, choke, kick or physically hurt you
  • threaten to break up with you or accuse you of planning to break up with them
  • disrepects their mother or generally treat their parents badly
  • insult you, criticise you, especially in front of others
  • brag about mistreating other people
  • have trouble controlling their temper