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Abusive relationships don’t start out that way. There is attraction, good feelings, and that rush of excitement and possibility. However, there are warning signs to watch for domestic abuse. Jealousy can seem like he cares about you, but can lead to control and isolation. Does he or she need to know where you are every minute of the day? Does he want you all to himself?
The National Network to End Domestic Violence says: Pay attention to the “red flags “and trust your instincts. Survivors of domestic violence frequently report that their instincts told them that there was something wrong early on but they disregarded the warning signs and didn’t know that these signs were indicative of an abusive relationship. Always take time to get to know a potential partner and watch for patterns of behavior in a variety of settings. Keeping in touch with your support system and participating in good self-care can lower your risk of being involved in an abusive relationship.
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