Signs of physical dating abuse
is manipulation by your partner to dictate who you see, and meet, even who you email, and text.
As this behavior progresses the situation will worsen, and the abuser may assume all control of finances or prevent the victim from coming and going freely.
The batterer will accuse the victim's friends and family of being "trouble makers." The abuser may block the victim's access to use of a vehicle, work, or telephone service in the home.
An abuser will blame others for all problems or for the abuser's own shortcomings.
But these behaviors can lead to more serious violence like physical assault and rape.
These behaviors include psychological, social, and emotional abuse, as well as physical and sexual violence.