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16 Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship:

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Statistics tell us that 1 out of 3 women will become or has been in the past a victim of domestic violence. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Share this information with your friends, or if YOU are that 1 woman, put it to good use. Turns out, I had this information to share with a friend just this week, shortly after she had been physically assaulted by her husband.
1-  Pushes for a quick relationship
2-  Jealous and possessive, constantly calls you by phone
3-  Tries to control your life
4-  Unrealistic expectations
5-  Isolates you from friends and family
6-  Blames others for his/her problems, feelings and mistakes
7-  Checks your phone for text messages and call history. May track you with GPS
8-  Says his/her feelings are easily hurt
9-  Cruel toward animals or children
10-“Playful” use of force during sex
11-Yells and calls you names
12-Rigid sex roles
13-Sudden mood swings
14-History of battering
15-Threats of violence
16-Threatens to reveal personal or damaging information about you to your family, friends or employer
My goal is to inform and educate, helping to avoid domestic violence before it ever starts. In the meantime, I will passionately continue to be an advocate for domestic violence/abuse/child molestation awareness, working to bring hope, faith, empowerment and freedom to survivors.
Feel free to visit the Victim Support page on my website: http://www.orangeblossomwishes.com

About Carolyn S. Hennecy

Carolyn S. Hennecy - a/k/a southern blonde traveling with sense of humor and a passion for cheesecake, known to be heard several times a day declaring, "JUST PEACHY!" Advocate for domestic violence awareness; member of Sexual Violence Task Force of Tampa Bay Speakers Bureau; spokesperson for American Heart Association; motivational and inspirational speaker; Author of ORANGE BLOSSOM WISHES: Child Molested, Woman Abused - Her Victorious Journey to Freedom (Carolyn's memoirs), she will be featured on the ABC Action News (WFTS Tampa) Emmy award winning primetime special "Taking Action Against Domestic Violence" scheduled to air Friday, October 14, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.


5 thoughts on “16 Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship:

  1. The article should read “Statistics tell us that 1 out of 3 men and women will become or has been in the past a victim of domestic violence”, not just women… Just sayin’ Great article though! I have been in one of these relationships before and I was not the abuser… I guess no one ever brings up the fact that men are also verbally and sometimes physically abused, maybe because, like women, he is embarrassed and afraid…


    Posted by Matty Subbz | October 28, 2011, 1:43 pm
    • Matty, thanks for your input. Unfortunately, the stats are what they are. We are now told 1 in 4 WOMEN will at some time during her life become a victim of domestic violence. Sadly, the percentage USED to be 5% of all DV victims were men, but it is now estimated to be about 15%. I believe the stats say 1 in 7 men. We should also bear in mind that DV is one of the most under-reported crimes in the USA. I just spoke at a DV Task Force conference today, and we addressed the FDLE Fatality Review issued in January 2011 for figures and statistics that have now been put together for 2009. While overall crime in Florida decreased by 6.7%, domestic violence crime rose OVER 16%! Sad commentary. Please feel free to check out my blog posts on men who are abused, women who abuse or when BOTH parties are abusers. Again, thanks for coming by. Hope you will visit often and share the link to this blog.

      Posted by Carolyn S. Hennecy | October 28, 2011, 7:50 pm
  2. just wanted to say you go girl! love it…cheers…Leesa

    Posted by leesis | September 28, 2010, 9:18 pm


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