Thursday, November 14, 2013

Is This Abuse?


 Relationship violence is a pattern of destructive behaviors used to exert power and control over a partner. Relationship violence usually involves a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time.

 Warning Signs of Abuse

  Relationships exist on a spectrum and it can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive. Use these warning signs of abuse to see if your relationship is going in the wrong direction:

• Checking your cell phone or email without permission
• Constantly putting you down
• Constantly texting you or calling you –needing to know where you are all the time
• Extreme jealousy or insecurity
• Explosive temper
• Isolating you from family or friends
• Making false accusations
• Mood swings
• Physically hurting you in any way
• Possessiveness
• Telling you what to do
• Repeatedly pressuring you to have sex
If you believe your relationship is not healthy, please talk with someone. Your safety is very important. There are resources available on and off campus.

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