Identifying an Abuser

Know the warning signs. (Remember not all of these signs will be in every abusive relationship)

There may be early indicators:

  • Extreme jealousy
  • Constant insults or ridicule
  • Telling you what you can and can’t do
  • Manipulation
  • Insecurity
  • Selfishness
  • Possessiveness or controlling behavior
  • Making false accusations – blaming
  • Keeping you from seeing or talking with family and friends – isolation
  • History of abusive behavior
  • Withholding affection


Emergency Phone Numbers:

If you are in immediate danger, please dial 911

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233

The National Sexual Assault Hotline
(800) 656-4673

The National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
(866) 331-9474

TTY for National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 787-3224