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A person who may be experiencing dating violence may display some or many of the following signs:


  • Physical signs of injury

  • Missing school, dropping out of school

  • Failing grades

  • Indecision

  • Changes in mood or personality

  • Have little or no interest in family activities

  • Nervousness

  • Depression

  • Use of drugs/alcohol

  • Pregnancy

  • Emotional outburst

  • Isolation

  • Low Self Esteem

  • Stop participating in things they enjoy

  • Have difficulty sleeping

  • Experiencing memory problems

  • Low self esteem

A person who is being violent in a dating relationship may display some or many of the following signs:


  • Extreme jealousy

  • Controlling behavior

  • Quick involvement

  • Unpredictable mood swings

  • Alcohol and drug use

  • Explosive anger

  • Isolates you from friends and family

  • Uses force during an argument

  • Low self esteem or poor self image

  • Extreme jealousy

  • Use guilt “if you love me”

  • Shows hypersensitivity

  • Believes in rigid sex roles

  • Blames others for his problems or feelings

  • Cruel to animals or children

  • Verbally abusive

  • Abused former partners

  • Threatens violence

  • Low tolerance for frustration

  • Short tempered

  • Over possessive

  • Make accusations of dishonesty

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