It is important to remember that domestic violence does not always occur at home. Any relationship in which the other person attempts to control you in different ways, whether it is with a romantic partner or a family member, is considered domestic violence.
It is not always easy to recognize violence, and in many cases, the victim believes they “brought it on themselves”, or believes that if there is no physical violence, then it is not violence. Therefore, we have gathered some red flags so that you can determine if you or someone you love is in a violent relationship.
● Signs of possessiveness – They check where you are, what you are doing, and when you will return, they control what you do and get angry if you dont listen to them, they write or call incessantly when you are not at home and want to know what you are doing at all times.
● Signs of jealousy – they constantly accuse you of cheating or flirting, and they distance you from family or friends while accusing them of bad behavior or having a negative influence.
● Signs of humiliation – they insult you, in private or in public, insult your wisdom and intelligence, the way you look or dress, your weight or your eating habits, they make you feel insane or convince you that you suffer from mental illness, they insultingly compare you to other people, they blame you for every problem that arises in the relationship or the conduct of the household.
● Signs of threat – they shout or withdraw into themselves, they break things you love on purpose, they threaten violence towards you, your kids, or pets.
● Signs of physical or sexual violence – they physically or emotionally manipulate or force you to have sex with them, and they physically hurt you or other family members.
So what can be done?
The following actions can be taken if you suspect that you or someone you love is in a violent relationship:
• Use the “butterfly button”, our new technological development that enables you to instantly contact support and assistance, as well as consult, ask, or receive guidance in a completely discrete manner.
• Talk to a family member or friend – share what you feel, ask for help or assistance
• Get out of the house – if you fear that you may be in some kind of danger, get out of the house. Go to a friend, family member, or shelter for assistance.
• Reach out for treatment, counseling, professional help, or a hotline to vent and get a realistic and external reflection of your situation
• In an emergency, call the police for assistance