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Warning Signs

1. Jealousy

  • Accuses you of cheating all the time.
  • Follows you around or frequently calls during day.
  • Doesn’t want you to spend time with friends or family

2. Controlling Behavior

  • Constantly questions who you spend your time with, what you did/wore/said and where you went.
  • Makes you ask permission to do certain things.
  • Degrades you by name calling

3. Quick Involvement

  • Wants to move in together or get married right away
  • Claims love at first sight.
  • Says you are the only one who can make them feel this way.

4. Isolation

  • Tries to cut off all your resources.
  • Refuse to let you use car or talk on phone.
  • Makes it difficult for you to go to school or work.

5. Blames Others For Problems

  • If there are problems at school or work it is always someone else’s fault.
  • Blames you for everything that goes wrong in the relationship.
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Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish CountyTuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 2:56am

Did you see the Everett Herald article on domestic violence this last Sunday? DVS advocates contributed and it's very informative, especially on why asking "why don’t abuse victims just leave?" is the WRONG question.