9 Warning Signs Of An Abusive Relationship
In an abusive relationship, there are often consistent warning signs.
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Here is a list of nine potential warning signs you or someone you know may be involved in an abusive relationship:
- Quick involvement in a relationship
- Extreme jealousy
- Controlling behavior
- Threats of violence
- Abrupt mood changes
- Verbal abuse
- Breaking objects
- Use of force during an argument
- History of past battering
In the video above, Dr. Phil talks with Destinee and Shaila about their relationship, and whether they see any warning signs in their own behavior toward each other.