Your DGB for today is to learn the signs of domestic abuse and how to help yourself or a loved one create an exit strategy.
DGB cannot claim to be experts in this area, but we have collected a variety of informed resources in one easy-to-share Grab. If any of the following broad descriptions sound like behaviors your partner or the partner of a loved one has exhibited, please explore these links further. If not, bookmark this for future reference. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence statistics suggest you or someone in your life may need it.
Controlling behavior and isolation of the victim
Pushing the relationship to get serious very quickly
Blaming others for problems and/or feelings
Cruelty to animals or children
Any use of force during intimacy
Belief in rigid sex roles
History of battering
Threats of violence
Any force during an argument, including breaking or striking objects
This is a comprehensive collection of general domestic abuse resources.
Read about the intersection of substance abuse and domestic violence at DrugRehab.com.
Hack*Blossom also has an excellent guide to cyber security for victims of domestic abuse.
Lastly, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-7233 is always a good place to start. Add it to your contacts.