What are the signs that someone might be experiencing domestic violence?


People who experience family and domestic violence may do some or all of the following:

  • See friends and family less than usual
  • Suddenly stop going out without a reason
  • Receive an unusually high number of texts or other messages from their partner or family member
  • Worry a lot about making a particular person angry and/or be scared around a person
  • Make excuses for someone’s negative behaviour

People whose behaviour is violent or abusive may:

  • Put the other person down all the time
  • Make threats to hurt another person
  • Act in ways that make the other person scared
  • Control
    • where someone goes
    • how and when they can use their phone, car, or computer
    • who they see and speak to
    • what happens to their money


  • Have a lot of rules about how the other person is allowed to behave
  • Get very angry when the other person doesn’t follow these rules
  • Last Updated Nov 02, 2021
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  • Answered By Matt Nash

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