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Signs You Are in an Abusive Relationship

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Many people are searching for someone to marry and live with for the rest of their life. During that search, it is possible to become disillusioned and negative about whether you will ever find someone to be your spouse. If that happens, it can be easier to miss some warning signs that your relationship is not healthy and may be abusive. 

If you are unhappy in your relationship, consider these signs as they relate to your significant other to make sure they are the right one for you and they are not emotionally or physically abusive. If you are married and determine your spouse is abusive, it may be time to begin the divorce process

How to Recognize Abuse 

Physical abuse is the type of abuse often thought of in relationships. Domestic violence is a serious problem and any type of physical violence toward you is an obvious indication of an abusive relationship. However, physical abuse is not the only aspect of a relationship that may be present in an abusive partnership. Here are some forms of emotional abuse:

  • Possessiveness: Constantly having to check in with your significant other so they know what you are doing, who you are with, and where you are at all times. Most spouses will check in every now and then, but if it is at a level where they get extremely angry with you for not checking in every 10 minutes, it has escalated past what is considered normal. 
  • Negative comments: An abusive spouse will often put their spouse down publicly and privately. Constant negative comments about your abilities, appearance, or other qualities can leave you feeling belittled. 
  • Threats: Yelling all the time, breaking things around your residence, or threatening violence against you or people you know. 

It may be hard for you to think about your relationship in this light, but it is important to examine it with these behaviors in mind and make sure you are not in an abusive situation. Everyone deserves to be happy and these behaviors do not promote happiness for either party. 

Contact a West Dundee Divorce Lawyer

If you have noticed these signs and feel you need to start divorce proceedings, contact The Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II PC today. Our determined Kane County family law attorneys are prepared to help with your divorce case. Call 847-428-7725 for an initial consultation.



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