Anyone can be an abuser. Abusers come from all different backgrounds. The abuser could be a partner, relative, teacher, neighbor, etc. It is extremely important to know the warning signs of an abuser.
ISOLATION: Insists that their partner spend all or most of their time together, cutting them off from their friends or family.
NEED FOR CONTROL: Displays extreme anger when things don't go their way or attempts to make all of their partner's decisions.
POSSESSION & JEALOUSY: Accuses their partner of flirting or having sexual relationships with others, as well as monitoring their clothing and makeup.
INTRUSION: Constantly asking what their partner is doing, who they are with, and where they are going.
SCAPEGOATING: Putting the blame on their partner instead of taking responsibility.
If you are experiencing any form of abuse, visit: https://ncadv.org/personalized-safety-plan or call our crisis line at: (706)324-3850 for information about safety planning.
SIGNS OF ABUSE