These acts may include physical, sexual, verbal, mental or emotional abuse. It doesn't matter what your gender is, what your sexual orientation is, how old you are, how much money you have, how athletic or popular you are, or who your family is.
Anyone can find themselves involved with someone who chooses to use these controlling behaviors.
Others are positive indicators that you are becoming involved with an abuser.
The more “yes” answers, the more likely it is that you are dating an abuser.
Very Early Warning Sign #1: A Blamer Avoid anyone who blames his negative feelings and bad luck on someone else.
Special care is necessary here, as blamers can be really seductive in dating.
There are obvious red flags to avoid in a prospective lover, such as angry, controlling, possessive, jealous, or violent behavior.
I’d rather you didn’t go to their house." "I don’t like them.
The following are examples of a person's behavior or personality that may be that warning.
If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, you may be at risk – please call 937-498-7261 to speak with a domestic violence advocate.
Teenagers generally do not tell people when they are involved in a violent relationship, so it is important for adults to be alert for signs that a teen may be involved in a relationship that is, or has the potential to become, abusive.
Some of the following signs are just part of being a teenager.