What are some warning signs of relationship abuse?

Q: What are some warning signs of relationship abuse?


A: Recognizing the warning signs of relationship abuse is crucial for your safety and well-being. If you or someone you care about is experiencing any of these signs, reaching out for help is important. You can contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or the Spring Health Crisis and Support Line at 855-629-0554 (option 2) for assistance, available 24/7. Additionally, scheduling an appointment with a Spring Health provider can provide valuable support.


Here are some common behaviors associated with relationship abuse:


- Your partner checks your phone, email, or social media accounts without your consent.

- Being consistently belittled, especially in public settings.

- Feeling isolated from friends or family either physically, financially, or emotionally.

- Experiencing extreme jealousy regarding your relationships outside the partnership.

- Being prevented from spending time with loved ones or peers.

- Enduring insults, humiliation, or public embarrassment from your partner.

- Control over household finances without discussion or access to money.

- Feeling pressured into sexual activities that make you uncomfortable.

- Intimidation tactics through threatening gestures or behavior.

- Any form of physical harm.


Your safety matters most. If you recognize any of these signs in your relationship, remember that help and support are available to assist you in safely navigating this difficult situation. 

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