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Some Warning Signs of a Domestic Violence Relationship can be:

* Embarrassing you with bad names and put-downs
* Looks at you or acts in ways that scare you
* Controls what you do, who you see or talk to, or where you go
* Stops you from seeing or talking to friends or family
* Takes your money or Social Security, makes you ask for money, or refuses to give you money
* Make all the decisions
* Tells you you're a bad parent or threatens to take away or hurt your children
* Acts like the abuse is no big deal, it's your fault, or even denies doing it
* Destroys your property or threaten to kill your pets
* Intimidates you with guns, knives, or other weapons
* Shoves you, slaps you or hits you
* Forces you to drop charges
* Threatens to commit suicide
* Threatens to kill you

This material was reprinted with permission from the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

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