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Domestic Violence Warning Signs

WARNING SIGN #3: THE GREEN MONSTER:

 

At first, the jealous behavior doesn’t seem excessive, so there is no immediate red flag warning. You may notice he is uncomfortable with you talking to other men or participating in activities without him, but you think his response is “sweet,” or is proof of his devotion to you. Unfortunately, these minor displays of jealousy are only the beginning for an abuser. The jealousy will increase in intensity as the relationship progresses, and it has the potential to manifest into a lethal attack.  When questioned, an abuser will claim that his possessiveness is a direct result of his love and concern for you. But, excessive jealousy is not a sign of love; it stems from his insecurities and his belief that he must control or possess you, in order to keep you.