What is dating abuse? Here are 10 signs:
1.) Isolation: a way of keeping a person away from their friends and family.
2.) Jealousy: an abuser’s way of getting mad at the victim for doing something. An example would be talking to someone of the opposite sex.
3.) Possessiveness: Indicates that your partner “owns” you.
4.) Double Standards: When the abuser sets rule for you but does not follow the rules themselves.
5.) Name Calling: a form of verbal abuse, abusive or insulting language towards another person.
6.) Controlling Behavior: having power and control over another person’s life/daily activities.
7.) Threats of Self Harm: When the abuser threatens to harm or kill themselves if their partner threatens to leave the relationship.
8.) Playing Rough: A way of showing intimidation and power while wrestling around.
9.) Non-Consensual Sex: Involves sexual intercourse with a person, however, one person does not give consent (permission) to have sex.
10.) Violence: A way of becoming aggressive toward the victim. Examples would be punching, kicking, biting, or spitting on them. Abusers are more likely to be physically violent to the victim on a part of their body that cannot be seen.
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