General Warning Signs of Abuse

  • Checking your cell phone or email without permission
  • Constantly putting you down
  • Extreme jealousy or insecurity
  • Explosive temper
  • Isolating you from family or friends
  • Making false accusations
  • Mood swings
  • Physically hurting you in any way
  • Possessiveness
  • Telling you what to do
  • Repeatedly pressuring you to have sex


Verbal Abuse

  • Name calling
  • Nasty messages on voicemail
  • Yelling
  • Insults
  • Accuations of cheating
  • Threats to use violence
  • Threats to kill


Emotional Abuse

  • Keeping partner from family and friends
  • Constantly questioning about activites
  • Texting or calling partner all the time
  • Criticizing partners looks
  • Insulting partners family and friends
  • Spying/Stalking
  • Manipulating with lies
  • Spreading rumors through the internet
  • Threatening to harm self or commit suicide


Sexual Abuse

  • Forcing you to have sex
  • Unwanted sexual advances
  • Pushing the boundaries further than you are comfortable


Physical Abuse

  • Unexplained ailments such as bruises, bites, burns, scratches, broken bones, and black eyes
  • Fading marks such as bruses after being absent
  • Seems afraid of significant other


Digital Abuse

  • Tells you who you can or can’t be friends with on Facebook and other sites.
  • Sends you negative, insulting or even threatening emails, Facebook messages, tweets, DMs or other messages online.
  • Uses sites like Facebook, Twitter, foursquare and others to keep constant tabs on you.
  • Puts you down in their status updates.
  • Sends you unwanted, explicit pictures and demands you send some in return.
  • Pressures you to send explicit video.
  • Steals or insists to be given your passwords.
  • Constantly texts you and makes you feel like you can’t be separated from your phone for fear that you will be punished.
  • Looks through your phone frequently, checks up on your pictures, texts, and outgoing calls.