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Signs of an abusive relationship. Checklist.

There are many signs of an abusive relationship. The most important sign is the fear of your partner. If you feel that you need to tiptoe around him – constantly paying attention to what you say or do to avoid a potential argument – there are chances that this relationship is unhealthy or abusive. Other signs of an abusive relationship are: the partner who wants to exert control over you, feelings of self-hatred, a sense of helplessness and despair.

To understand if your relationship is abusive, try to answer the following questions. Think about how you are treated by your partner and how you treat him. Remember: when a person keeps threatening you, makes you suffer or demands you to obey, this is abuse.

Checklist

The partner, ex-partner, husband, ex-husband…

Those who are reading and have experienced the situations described in these questions but found different reasons to excuse the partner’s behaviour must know that it is still abuse even if:

·        You need to act if the partner/family member:

 

 

 

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