16 Jul 5 Signs of Domestic Abuse
Domestic abuse is a problem that people face all over the world, however, there are signs of domestic abuse that you can look for to protect yourself and the people around you.
Abuse is not a low-income problem, it can affect anyone from all walks of life at any age. Abuse is caused by perpetrators who have low self-esteem, fear of abandonment, and perpetrators typically attach themselves to a strong partner.
Here are five signs of domestic abuse to look out for:
- An imbalance of power and control
Abusers often feel like their partner is going to leave them, and there is usually nothing the victim can do to convince the abuser they can be trusted. Abusers will begin to monitor where the victim goes and checking their phone saying that they are worried about the victim.
2. Intense jealousy
Abusers are jealous of anyone or anything occupies a victim’s attention, even their own children. This can become an excuse for physical or verbal abuse later. This can cause a victim to stop hanging out with friends or wearing certain clothing that could be appealing to the opposite sex.
Manipulation is key part of an abusers control. Isolation allows them to have more control. Abusers often say family or friends are bad influences or interfere with their relationship. Victim’s may stop coming to family or social event and even stop answering the phone.
4. Poor or strange appearance
Victim’s may have unexplained bruises and explanations may lack credibility. Victim’s often wear no-make up, baggy clothes, and avoid attention. Victim’s also have very clean homes to hide what’s going on
5. Explosive behavior
Abusers tend to have cycling behavior. Following an abusive incident there is an apology and a honeymoon period. Victim’s may go to great lengths to keep the peace, until the abuser explodes again.
If you or anyone you know are in an abusive relationship reach out to someone. Tammy Karas-Griggs wants to help ensure any victim’s safety and freedom.