Domestic abuse can affect mental health and lead to the survivors developing mental health problems, such as anxiety or PTSD, or those who already have mental health issues will be likely to experience domestic violence.
Common signs of abusive behavior in a partner include:
Even one or two of these behaviors in a relationship is a red flag that abuse may be present.
Telling you that you never do anything right.
Showing extreme jealousy of your friends or time spent away from them.
Preventing or discouraging you from spending time with others, particularly friends, family members, or peers.
Insulting, demeaning, or shaming you, especially in front of other people
Preventing you from making your own decisions, including about working or attending school.
Controlling finances in the household without discussion, such as taking your money or refusing to provide money for necessary expenses.
Pressuring you to have sex or perform sexual acts you’re not comfortable with.