Are You Abused?
Are You Abusive?
What is Stalking?
Cycle of Violence
Escalation of Violence
Power & Control
Why Victims Stay
What to Consider First
Teen Dating Violence
Impact on Children
Stages of Leaving
Power and Control
Psychological and Emotional Abuse
Putting partner down
Mind games or making partner feel crazy
Telling "secrets" to others
Ignoring or "silent treatment"
Any attempt to hurt or scare partner physically
Hitting, biting, kicking, grabbing, shoving, pushing, choking
Unwanted or uncomfortable touching
Continued sexual advances after saying "no"
"Playful" use of force during sex
Treating date like sex object
Making all decisions
Going out with friends, but not allowing partner
Walking out on an argument
Telephoning repeatedly and expecting partner to always be there
Destruction of Personal Property
Destroying personal effects (pictures, letters, gifts, clothing)
Threats, Anger and Intimidation
Using looks, actions, expressions or a loud voice to intimidate partner
Smashing or throwing objects
Threatening to leave partner or abandon in a dangerous place
Threatening to commit suicide
Threatening physical harm
Isolation, Jealousy, Possessiveness and Restriction of Freedoms
Using jealousy as a sign of love instead of security
Controlling actions and activities
Accusations of cheating on partner