If you recognize any of these warning signs in your own relationship, you can always call, chat or text with a loveisrespect peer advocate. If you are in a similar situation: Unhealthy or abusive relationships usually get worse.
It is important to know the warning signs to prevent more serious harm.
Dating abuse is a pattern of behaviors one person uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.
It can also lead to physical violence if the relationship continues on an unhealthy path.
Learn more about how to recognize emotional abuse by checking out our Power and Control Wheel.
There is help and information available for you to break this cycle of violence. Monday through Friday, with evening investigators who may be in at other hours. For non-emergency number from the Nashville Police Department 615-862-8600 If you are a victim of non-consensual pornography that resides in the US, call our toll-free helpline anytime for support and advice: 844-878-CCRI (2274) The National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project: supporting immigrant women and children through education and policy advocacy.
Call 615-880-3000 if you need domestic violence or counseling assistance. For police non-emergency assistance, call 615-862-8600; Call 911 if you have a police emergency. View a list of community contacts: developed for citizens seeking assistance.
The Domestic Violence Section of the Metro Nashville Police Department thinks that you should know some of the warning signs of Domestic Abuse and the responses you can receive.
Look through our sections below and see if there are multiple warning signs that are occurring in your life.
Sometimes verbal abuse is so bad that you actually start believing what your partner says.
You begin to think you’re stupid, ugly or worthless.
Experiencing even one or two of these warning signs in a relationship is a red flag that abuse may be present.
Remember, each type of abuse is serious and no one deserves to experience abuse of any kind. More than one in 10 high school students have already experienced some form of physical aggression from a dating partner, and many of these teens did not know what to do when it happened.
You may be scared, angry and confused, but remember the abuse was in no way your fault. You can: If your partner does any of these things, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship.