Common Myths

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Many of the signs women are taught to Interpret as caring, attentive, and romantic are actually early warning signs for future abuse. Some examples include:

INTRUSION:
Constantly asks you where you are going, who you are with, etc.
ISOLATION:
Insists that you spend all or most of your time together, cutting you off from friends and family.
POSSESSION AND JEALOUSY:
Accuses you of flirting/having sexual relationships with others; monitors your clothing/make-up.
NEED FOR CONTROL:
Displays extreme anger when things do not go his way; attempts to make all of your decisions.
UNKNOWN PASTS / NO RESPECT FOR WOMEN:
Secretive about past relationships; refers to women with negative remarks, etc.