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Warning Signs

It is important to be able to identify warning signs of abuse.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the types of abuse.

Red flags of an abusive person

include someone who:

  • Wants to move very quickly into a relationship​

  • Does not respect boundaries

  • Is excessively jealous and accuses his or her partner of having affairs

  • Must know where his or her partner is at all times; frequently calls, emails, and texts to monitor his or her partner; forces his or her partner to check in at certain intervals throughout the day

  • Criticizes or puts down his or her partner, particularly by name-calling and negative criticism such as , "crazy," "stupid," and/or "you are undesirable or that no one would ever want or love you"

  • Says one thing and does another

  • Takes no responsibility for their behavior and blames others

  • Blames the failure of previous relationships on his or her past partners

  • Grew up in an abusive or violent home

  • Insists that his or her partner stop spending time with friends or family or that he or she withdraws from activities and hobbies

  • Rages out of control and is impulsive

Barriers to Leave

Why do victims sometimes return to their abuser?


Cyberstalking & Stalking

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Impact on Victims

The impact of stalking and cyber-stalking is real and disruptive to the victim’s life and peace of mind. Victims of stalking and cyber-stalking may develop an emotional, physical, and psychological trauma such as:

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Hyper vigilance

  • Recurring nightmares

  • High Levels of stress

  • Eating disturbances

  • A feeling of being out of control

  • A pervasive sense of the loss of personal safety

  • Social anxiety

  • Depression

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