Domestic Violence: Facts, Prevention, & Support Resources

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Often, when we engage in dating, we run the chance of placing ourselves in harm’s way. There is not an age, race, or specific person that domestic violence can affect, everyone can experience it no matter whether or not you are male, female, or non-binary.

Domestic Violence is the mere act of abuse by someone that you are dating, in love, or living with. Usually, this can be violence from that of a partner, but be wary that domestic violence can happen in family relationships or even friendships. This person takes advantage of your physical, mental, and emotional state of mind which places you in danger. If you are not careful, there are red flags that can go unnoticed along the way.


Signs Your Partner May Be Violent

In all cases of domestic violence that happens in between partners, there are a couple of signs to be careful about. No matter what, always be assertive and love yourself enough to leave, get help, or ask for guidance. Please, do not allow these warning signs to go unnoticed or talked about. Below are common themes across all domestic violence cases that have been reported:

  • Exhibits an unusual need for control, power, and authority
  • Feels the need to blame you for the reason you are being abused
  • Is overly judgmental of what you wear, who your friends are, and where you are going.
  • Threatens to kill you
  • Throws things and/or punches walls around them
  • Is easily angered and lacks effective communication skills
  • Yells at you and makes you feel small
  • Controls your money
  • Keeps you away from your family/friends
  • Abuses you with hands and/or weapons
  • You are forced to have sex

What Can You Do?

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Please, make safe choices and always be cautious about the way you are treated. Create healthy boundaries in the relationship early and do not feel afraid to speak up.

If you or someone around you is in need of help, there are resources made available to you nationwide. There are trained experts in the field who don’t mind answering your phone call in order to hear you out and point you in the right direction so that you and those close to you are safe.

Below are a couple of websites that will give you hotlines to call, if you would like to remain anonymous they are free and confidential. Each site has information about prevention and how to maintain a safe relationship.

Love Is Respect

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

CDC Violence Prevention


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Often, when we engage in dating we run the chance of placing ourselves in harm’s way. There is not an age, race, or specific person that domestic violence can affect, everyone can experience it no matter whether or not you are male, female, or non-binary.

Domestic Violence is the mere act of abuse by someone that you are dating, in love, or living with. Usually, this can be violence from that of a partner, but be wary that domestic violence can happen in family relationships or even friendships. This person takes advantage of your physical, mental, and emotional state of mind which places you in danger. If you are not careful, there are red flags that can go unnoticed along the way.


Signs Your Partner May Be Violent

In all cases of domestic violence that happens in between partners, there are a couple of signs to be careful about. No matter what, always be assertive and love yourself enough to leave, get help, or ask for guidance. Please, do not allow these warning signs to go unnoticed or talked about. Below are common themes across all domestic violence cases that have been reported:

  • Exhibits an unusual need for control, power, and authority
  • Feels the need to blame you for the reason you are being abused
  • Is overly judgmental of what you wear, who your friends are, and where you are going.
  • Threatens to kill you
  • Throws things and/or punches walls around them
  • Is easily angered and lacks effective communication skills
  • Yells at you and makes you feel small
  • Controls your money
  • Keeps you away from your family/friends
  • Abuses you with hands and/or weapons
  • You are forced to have sex

What Can You Do?

View this post on Instagram

Say no more. 💖 #HealthyRelationships . 🎨 @imcwote

A post shared by loveisrespect (@loveisrespectofficial) on

Please, make safe choices and always be cautious about the way you are treated. Create healthy boundaries in the relationship early and do not feel afraid to speak up.

If you or someone around you is in need of help there are resources made available to you nationwide. There are trained experts in the field who don’t mind answering your phone call in order to hear you out and point you in the right direction so that you and those close to you are safe.

Below are a couple of websites that will give you hotlines to call, if you would like to remain anonymous they are free and confidential. Each website has information about prevention and how to maintain a safe relationship.

Love Is Respect

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

CDC Violence Prevention


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