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Safety Tips

Pay attention to any Abusive Relationship Warning Signs:

  • Your partner is jealous and possessive towards you.
  • Your partner tries to control you by being bossy and never considers your opinions.
  • Your partner scares you, making you afraid of how s/he will react to things you do or say.
  • Your partner has a quick temper and history of violence towards others.
  • Your partner pressures you into doing things that you do not want to do, such as having sex or breaking the law.
  • Your partner abuses illegal drugs and alcohol.
  • Your partner blames you for their problems, including those they brought upon themselves.
  • Your partner has a history of bad relationships.
  • Your partner believes that in relationships men should take the lead and women should follow.
  • Your family and friends have warned you about your partner or told you that they are worried for your safety.
  • Relationship violence includes emotional, physical, and verbal abuse.
  • Both men and women can be victims or perpetrators of relationship violence.
  • Same sex relationships can also include emotional, physical, and/ or verbal abuse.


If you are sexually assaulted or involved in an abusive relationship, know that it isn't your fault. Perpetrators are responsible for committing the crime and need to be held accountable for their actions.

Page Updated 10.09.2015