The information provided below is general information only. It does not replace advice and support from a domestic violence specialist.
The following are some warning signs.
Not telling you about past relationships, or referring to past partners in a very negative way.
Very charming, promises you the world, smooth talking, opens the doors for you, making you feel like you are up on a pedestal, extravagant gift giving
Acts hurt when you don’t let them have their way, gets upset when others disagree with them, generally just gets upset over small everyday things that go wrong.
Big mood swings, where you don’t want to make too much noise or do anything that may upset them. They sulk, or get jealous or angry easily.
Blames others for their actions, states things like ‘you made me angry that’s why I did it, it’s your fault’
Intimidating or threatening body language, punching walls or breaking things, threatening language or words. Threats to hurt the kids or the pets or even themselves.