At the start of the relationship, an abuser will equate jealously with love.The abuser will question the victim about who the victim talks to, accuse the victim of flirting, or become jealous of time spent with others.The abuser will pressure the victim to commit to the relationship.A victim may be made to feel guilty for wanting to slow the pace or end the relationship.The following is a list of behaviors that may indicate a potential batterer.
Not only is it unacceptable, but guys who do it should be physically hurt.
As this behavior progresses the situation will worsen, and the abuser may assume all control of finances or prevent the victim from coming and going freely.
A victim often has known or dated the abuser for a brief period of time before getting engaged or living together.
Holding someoneback in order to make demands, such as "You will listen to me! If you are in Midcoast Maine in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties, New Hope for Women is here to help by calling our toll-free number at 1-800-522-3304, visiting our ‘Contact’ page, or stopping by any of our Midcoast offices.
We know that abuse can and does happen to people of all genders and sexual orientations, but statistics show that, around the world, relationship abuse is predominantly inflicted upon women, often by men.