The following article points out some of the characteristics of a potentially abusive man, and why you shouldn't lightly dismiss the signs. After all, they aren't some three-headed monster that people run screaming from on the street.And they don't come with warning labels so you'll know to avoid them.While it is never the responsibility of a victim to somehow “avoid” abuse, it can be useful to learn about some behaviors that tell us a man might become abusive down the line.Here are some red flags I experienced in a relationship that told me I needed to get out: 1.Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – or perpetrator – of domestic violence.It can happen to people who are married, living together or who are dating.These are the abusive acts that are more overt and forceful, and often the intense acts that reinforce the regular use of other more subtle methods of abuse.
But the tendency for abuse becomes more predictable as the number and intensity of abusive .
Whether coercive control or physical violence, abuse from a partner is not OK.
The trouble is, however, that the extent of the abuse can be hard to see for those suffering in the relationships.
It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation.
Many of these different forms of domestic violence/abuse can be occurring at any one time within the same intimate relationship.