Warning Signs

Domestic Violence

These may be some warning signs of domestic violence:

  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Blaming you for the abuse
  • Checking up on where you've been and who you've talked to
  • Controlling or withholding your money
  • Destroying your things
  • Insulting you in public and private
  • Intimidation
  • Jealousy and / or dependency
  • Limiting where you go and what you do, including keeping a job
  • Low self-esteem
  • Making you have sex in ways or at times that are uncomfortable to you
  • Putting down your friends and family
  • Stalking
  • Threatening to hurt you, your family, or your pets
  • Touching you in ways that hurt or scare you, including actual or threatened physical harm