blogged by @baetoven_
There’s no fool proof way to avoid domestic violence, but there are ways to identify potentially dangerous behavior. Here are a few ways your boyfriend may be likely to commit domestic abuse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
He’s extremely jealous ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Jealously can be cute in moderation, but if your partner is accusatory, invasive to your privacy or pops up on you unexpectedly, don’t take it lightly. ⠀⠀
He breaks things when he’s mad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Before you date someone seriously, watch how they handle their anger.
He’s controlling ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s not normal to have to ask your partner for permission any time you want to go somewhere, nor is it okay to have to check in with them constantly. Never jeopardize your personal space or “me-time” for anyone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
He isolates you ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I enjoy having my partner all to myself, but I also believe in the importance of having a social life — your partner should too. If your man tries to limit your phone usage or time with family and friends, take it as an early warning sign. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
He’s manipulative or verbally abusive ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s never healthy to date a man who guilts you into giving him his way or is verbally-charged towards you. He may apologize for his behavior, but if he never takes full responsibility for himself, he’s just setting you up.
He’s changed you ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
People in unhealthy relationships tend to be withdrawn, depressed, anxious and have low self-esteem. If a man isn’t changing you for the better, he’s not doing anything for you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If any of these warning signs are happening to you, take them seriously. Know that abusive behavior does not change and that you deserve better.