By Kate Taylor
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence estimates that 20 people are abused by a domestic partner every minute in the United States. Just because domestic violence is prevalent doesn’t mean that it’s OK.
Rachel Goldsmith, former AVP of Domestic Violence Shelters at Safe Horizon, spoke with the publication Little Things in 2018 about some of the signs that might suggest someone you know is in an abusive relationship.
1. Her Partner Doesn’t Like It When She Spends Time With You
2. She Started Dressing Drastically Different
3. She Started Abruptly Canceling Plans
4. She’s Noticeably Unhappy More Often
5. You’re Uncomfortable With Her Partner
6. She Has Frequent Cuts Or Bruises
7. He Often Uses Rough Language With Her
8. She Puts His Needs Before Her Own
9. Her Partner Has A History Of This Kind Of Behavior
10. She’s Clearly Afraid To Admit There’s A Problem
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