Domestic Violence Warning Signs: Warning #5 | Tessmer Law Firm
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Domestic Violence Warning Signs

WARNING SIGN #5: ANYTHING YOU CAN DO I CAN DO BETTER:

 

An abuser generally has an attitude of self-righteousness, truly believes that he is better than everyone else, and will have no misgivings over telling you this. The abuser will intentionally attack others’ self-esteem, seeking to make them feel bad about themselves, and does this solely to increase his self-esteem. Not surprisingly, he will maintain very rigid, stereotypical sex roles. Eventually, he will refer to you using derogatory female terms, insisting that ‘as a woman, you should know your place.’ He feels you are inferior, and will expect that you stay at home and forgo any career ambitions. He will insist that you assume traditional roles, and/or use guilt to get you to agree with his point-of-view. These behaviors are ALL highly predictive of an abusive personality.