Identifying Abuse

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone regardless of their social, educational, or financial status. While red flags aren't always proof that someone is being mistreated in this way, they are worth knowing. Many who are abused may try to cover up what is happening to them for a variety of reasons, and it goes without saying that these individuals could benefit from help.

Physical Signs of Abuse

  • Black eyes

  • Busted lips

  • Red or purple marks on the neck

  • Sprained wrists

  • Bruises on the arms

Emotional Signs of Abuse

  • Low self-esteem

  • Extremely apologetic or meek

  • Seeming fearful

  • Changes in sleep habits (sleeping too much or not enough)

  • Agitation, anxiety, or constant apprehension

  • Developing a drug or alcohol problem

  • Symptoms of depression

  • Loss of interest in daily activities

  • Talking about or attempting suicide

Behavioral Changes

  • Is reserved and distant

  • Drops out of activities they would usually enjoy

  • Cancels appointments or meetings with you at the last minute

  • Is often late to work or other appointments

  • Exhibits excessive privacy concerning their personal life or the person with whom they're in a relationship

  • Begins isolating themselves by cutting off contacts with friends and family members

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