SIGNS OF DATING / PARTNER ABUSE


 
 
A person who may be experiencing dating violence may display some or many of the following signs:

  • Physical signs of injury
  • Missing school, dropping out of school
  • Failing grades
  • Indecision
  • Changes in mood or personality
  • Have little or no interest in family activities
  • NervousnessDepression
  • Use of drugs/alcohol
  • Pregnancy
  • Emotional outburst
  • Isolation
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Stop participating in things they enjoy
  • Have difficulty sleeping
  • Experiencing memory problems
  • Low self esteem

A person who is being violent in a dating relationship may display some or many of the following signs:

  • Extreme jealousy
  • Controlling behavior
  • Quick involvement
  • Unpredictable mood swings
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Explosive anger
  • Isolates you from friends and family
  • Uses force during an argument
  • Low self esteem or poor self image
  • Extreme jealousy
  • Use guilt “if you love me”
  • Shows hypersensitivity
  • Believes in rigid sex roles
  • Blames others for his problems or feelings
  • Cruel to animals or children
  • Verbally abusive
  • Abused former partners
  • Threatens violence
  • Low tolerance for frustration
  • Short tempered
  • Over possessive
  • Make accusations of dishonesty