What are some warning signs of an abusive relationship?

  • Extreme jealousy
  • Constant put-downs
  • Telling you what to do
  • Explosive temper
  • Threats
  • Possessiveness
  • Preventing you from doing things you want to do
  • Big mood swings
  • Making false accusations
  • History of violence
  • Isolating you from family and friends
  • Financial control

Knowing these warning signs can help you figure out if your relationship is abusive – before things get out of control.

Not all of these signs will be in every abusive relationship. If one or more of these warning signs exist in your relationship, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your relationship is abusive, but your relationship may not be as healthy as you deserve it to be.

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