If your partner displays a combination of these behaviors, he/she may be a batterer and abuser: Emotional abuse can escalate into physical violence under certain circumstances.
Here are some risk factors associated with an increased severity in abuse: If you recognize any of these patterns or warning signs, you are not alone.
One in three women experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Being a victim is nothing to be ashamed of and help is available.
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The abuser’s behavior can swing quickly from sweet and seemingly kind to angry and hurtful. In time you may realize that the sweet behavior is actually manipulation. His gifts and kindness always have strings attached.