Red Flags of abuse
There are many warning signs that can help identify whether you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship. The following list includes warning signs that someone may be abusive.
- Wants to move too quickly into the relationship.
- Early in the relationship flatters you constantly, and seems "too good to be true."
- Wants you all to him- or herself; insists that you stop spending time with your friends or family.
- Insists that you stop participating in hobbies or activities, quit school, or quit your job.
- Does not honor your boundaries.
- Is excessively jealous and accuses you of being unfaithful.
- Wants to know where you are all of the time and frequently calls, emails, and texts you throughout the day.
- Rages out of control with you but can maintain composure around others.
- Takes your money or runs up your credit card debt.
- Criticizes or puts you down; says you are crazy, stupid, and/or fat/unattractive, or that no one else would ever want or love you.
- Takes no responsibility for his or her behavior and blames others.
- Has a history of abusing others.
- Blames the entire failure of previous relationships on his or her former partner; for example, "My ex was totally crazy."Campaign will include a demonstration of red flags in Tiffany Loop to draw awareness to the realities of dating violence and the “red flags” that can be present in relationship. The campaign encourages students to recognize these harmful relationship red flags in their own relationships and the relationships of others. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness and encourage students to identity and speak up when they notice relationship red flags.