24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE: (407) 847-8562 / (407) 846-2472 TTY 24-HOUR CRISIS TEXTLINE: (321) 306-0677
(407) 847-8562 / (407) 846-2472 TTY
(407) 847-8562 / (407) 846-2472 TTY

It is important to recognize the warning signs of domestic abuse to determine if you are at risk. Common red flags include:

  • A push for a quick relationship/commitment
  • Jealous and possessive behavior
  • Tries to control your life
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Isolates you from or is critical of friends, family and relatives
  • Blames others for his/her problems and mistakes
  • Makes everyone else responsible for his/her feelings
  • Says his/her feelings are easily hurt
  • Cruel to animals and children
  • “Playful” use of force during sex
  • Yelling and name-calling
  • Rigid gender roles
  • Sudden mood swings, including explosive moods and rage
  • History of battering
  • Threats of violence
  • Time and activity keeper
  • Jealousy and accusations of infidelity
  • Making all the decisions
  • Double personality
  • Abusive past

If you’ve experienced any one of these signs, please call the Domestic Abuse Hotline and talk with an advocate at 407-847-8562.