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All Women Need to Know These Subtle Warning Signs of Abuse


July 19, 2017

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If guilt is his biggest motivator, you have a problem. If he uses it to push you into sex you're not comfortable with, or if he uses guilt in wanting to track your every move, these are particularly critical early warning signs.

"One client of mine had her phone taken playfully by a guy on their first date," shares Jason B. Whiting, PhD, LMFT Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas Tech University. "He said that he wanted to see who her friends were, and get to know her. As their relationship progressed, he increased monitoring by scrolling through her computer, making her turn on location services for her phone and texting throughout the day to let her know he was aware of her." Eventually, he became erratic and violent when she resisted these tactics.

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