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Examples of Red Flag Abusive Behaviors

Examples of abusive behaviors (“Red Flags”)

Jealousy
Drastic Mood Swings
Explosive Anger
Mind games
Murder
Makes fun of habits
Constant criticism
Guilt trips
Insults about women in general
Always demands all of partner’s attention
Limits contact with other people
Ignoring partner’s feelings
Making all the decisions without asking partner
The silent treatment
Name calling
Humiliation in private
Humiliation in public
Blaming partner for all faults / problems
Threats
Cutting off family and friends
Controlling the money
Yelling
Throwing things
Destruction of property
Pushing
Slapping or hitting
Kicking or punching
Restraining you by force
Strangling
Throwing objects
Threatening you with weapons or force
“If I lose you, I will kill myself ”
“If I can’t have you, no one can.”

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