It may not always be easy to spot the warning signs, but abusive relationships can share some common characteristics.Jealousy, possessiveness, or trying to control who you talk to, how you dress, etc. They may call/text you excessively, or show up unannounced.Your partner may be quick to anger and blame others.They may refuse to accept ending the relationship, or threaten to harm themselves if you end it. While the majority of victims are female, men are also victims.Domestic violence occurs in the LGBT community at similar rates to heterosexual relationships. Any age, race, economic level, or background - Domestic Violence knows no boundaries.
If a hearing is scheduled both parties will be notified by mail of the hearing date, time and location.You may feel pressured to spend less time with family, friends, or activities because it takes away from time to spend with your partner, or because your partner feels they are coming between you.You may feel like nothing you do is right, that you are constantly criticized.Below is a list of common warning signs seen in unhealthy or abusive relationships, as well as a list of signs that your friend may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. It is also important for you to start thinking of ways to keep yourself safe from the abuse, whether you decide to end the relationship or not.If you are concerned about your relationships, or about a friend, help is available. If you answered yes to any of these questions, your friend may be in or at risk of being in an unhealthy and/or abusive relationship. If you have questions or would like to talk to someone, you may contact the Ever Safe Project at the SU Wellness Center at (530) 226-4667.