Your significant other takes his anger out on you – but instead of blaming himself for his rage, he blames others. If he refuses to take responsibility for his actions, it’s likely that he’s not going to change for the better anytime soon.
Your significant other hits you, but denies how badly they hurt you every time. It’s never a big deal, or it’s just a little scratch. This is another sign that they’re not going to stop hurting you anytime soon.
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Your significant other needs people on his side, rooting for him to change, so you feel guilty for thinking about leaving him. This is abuse. As long as your significant other can keep you, your children and your family believing in the relationship, despite the violence, he knows that he doesn’t have to change.
If you’re experiencing any of these signs of domestic abuse, talk to a relative or close friend about what’s going on in your home, and don’t hesitate to seek professional help. Assistance is available via the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or visit thehotline.org.