This is so important, the "honeymoon phase" after the abuse blowout is just that, a phase and a tactic to keep you on the line. Early warning signs of an abuser are their trying to slowly gain more control over your life. Initially they can look like all you've ever wanted but slowly their true colors come out, but by that time you're invested in the relationship so it's hard to make the break. They'll discourage your relationships with friends/ family, control how the money is spent, control who you see, destroy your property, pressure you to have sex when you don't want to, insult, shame or demean you, and shows extreme jealously or possessiveness . If you feel stuck somewhere because the abusive partner provides the housing, or owns everything, call the DV hotline at 1-800-799-7233 to get advice and resource information (they even have a "chat now" option on their website). Get professional support, inform yourself and take the leap when you're ready and you're working with a professional to help you with a safety plan. After DV, a boring and peaceful home feels like heaven on earth. This website👉 www.thehotline.org has all the information 👈 ✔ it out. No one (ok, maybe if you're a serial killer) deserves this kind of treatment!!! SWYPE 👈👈👈 for more info
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PS the pronouns should read he/she/they, this is not simply a man on woman thing, this is an "all people" thing.