Topic Monday: Domestic Violence Series—Life Threatening Signs in an Abusive Relationship

 

Abusers want to make the victim play often by kidnapping, stalking or taking hostage

Abusers want to make the victim play often by kidnapping, stalking or taking hostage

Abusive relationships usually escalate from single incidents to multiple incidents more often.  Often a woman will think she is safe, but when she stands up for herself or tries to leave, she may discover exactly how dangerous the abuser can become.

In my situation, I saw the relationship slowly dissolving.  The last month we were together we could not even speak to one another in a civil manner.  I was working on finding a way out when the situation came to a dangerous head.  Looking back I wonder if I would have survived another month.

Once I did leave, I was several states away.  I refused to tell my husband where I was and took every protective measure possible.

What are some life threatening signs in an abusive relationship?:

  • Possession {or access} to a weapon

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  • Threats of violence {homicide}
  • Extreme jealousy
  • Obsession with the victim
  • Use of weapons to threaten or intimidate
  • Threats of suicide
  • Phyiscal attacks
  • Verbal threats
  • Kidnapping
  • Stalking
  • Take hostage
  • Sexual assault or rape
  • Substance abuse
  • Prior history of abuse and violence with previous partners or children
  • Previous history of incidents that resulted in serious injury

What are signs of danger can you think of that may be life threatening in an abusive relationship?

 

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