Some signs of abuse and control in a relationship

Be aware of the signs of emotional abuse. Photograph: Thinkstock

Be aware of the signs of emotional abuse. Photograph: Thinkstock

 

You are afraid of your partner. You are unsure of your own judgment. You feel isolated and cut off from family and friends.

Your partner is jealous and possessive.

Your partner tells you what to wear or how to do your hair.

Your partner humiliates or insults you.

Your partner says you are useless and couldn’t cope on your own.

Your partner constantly criticises you.

Your partner has sudden changes of mood which dominate the household.

Your partner has threatened to hurt you, people close to you, or pets.

Your partner is charming one minute and abusive the next.

Your partner controls your money.

Your partner threatens to kidnap or get custody of the children.

Your partner drives too fast, to scare you.

Your partner locks you out of the house during an argument.

Source: refuge.org.uk

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