Understanding Domestic & Dating Violence2020-04-07T15:48:44+00:00

Relationship abuse, or dating and domestic violence/abuse, is characterized by behaviors used by a person to gain and maintain power and control over their partner. Because relationships exist on a spectrum, it can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive. Warning signs, or red flags, can indicate that a relationship is going in the wrong direction.

Abuse can take many forms, but it is important to remember that each type of abuse is serious and no one deserves to experience abuse in any kind.

Dating & Domestic Violence Articles

Recognizing Yellow and Red Flags in Relationships

At the beginning of a new relationship, it is not always easy or clear to tell if it has the potential to become an abusive relationship, especially in the very early stages. Relationship abuse and warning signs do not always show up right away. Many abusive people appear like ideal partners in the early stages of a relationship. [...]

Pets In Pain: The Link Between Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse

Domestic violence and animal cruelty can intersect with one another. There is a great concern when it comes to domestic violence and the person causing the abuse not only for the adult victim but as well for their children and their animals. For the purpose of this article, we will keep it to adults and animals and in particular [...]

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Recognizing Abusive Behaviors

Domestic abuse varies dramatically in relationships, but the constant components are rooted in one person asserting power and control over the other. Domestic Violence comes in various forms including physical, psychological, sexual, and financial abuse; being able to recognize the patterns of control is paramount in knowing if you are in an abusive relationship. via GIPHY [...]

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