May 17, 2016
Abuse can often be predicated by consistent warning signs – and being aware of those warning signs can help victims potentially avoid being stuck in an abusive relationship.
Through her When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation, Robin has worked tirelessly with victims of domestic violence.
“Very recently, I spent the evening in the Emergency Room … and I was with a beautiful young woman who had just been abused by her husband. She had been with him for 10 years – all through middle school, high school and college. And I had spent the evening with her in the hospital. She had a dislocated shoulder and a dislocated knee. He had just thrown her down the stairs while she was holding their 3-month-old baby and she said, ‘You know, Robin, I really never saw this coming. I always thought he was the love of my life. I really believed that we would be together forever. I never saw it coming.”
Robin shared with this woman this list of the nine warning signs of an abusive relationship from WhenGeorgiaSmiled.org:
1. Quick involvement in a relationship
2. Extreme jealousy
3. Controlling behavior
4. Threats of violence