Early signs of dating abuse
Does your child’s significant other: Abusers are often on good behavior around extended family and may act completely differently when they’re alone with their victims.
If your child is acting differently since the relationship began — moody, sad or withdrawn — this may also be a sign that something’s not right.
If you’re still not sure what to do, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE to speak with an advocate.
Your partner may convince you to drop your favorite activities or quit your job to spend more time together.
It’s about your partner trying to control what you do, how you act, what you say.
His/her control over you limits your personal freedom.
As in the first warning sign calling names is about control and humiliation.
We all have dealt with nicknames and insults, even among our friends.