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Red Flags of Domestic Violence

Red Flags of Abusers 

  • Jealousy
  • Controlling behavior
  • Quick involvement with very intense courtship
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Isolation from family and friends
  • Blames others for all his/her problems
  • Blames others for his/her feelings
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Cruelty to animal or children
  • "Playful" use of force during sex that makes the partner feel uncomfortable or having sex with sleeping partner
  • Verbal abuse
  • Rigid sex roles
  • Jeckyl and Hyde personality
  • Past history of battering
  • Threats of violence
  • Breaking, striking objects and/or throwing things
  • Any force/intimidation during an argument ex: "You will do as I say" or "You will listen to me"... 


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