12 Warning Signs of Intimate Partner Violence

With images from “Dragonslippers: This is What an Abusive Relationship Looks Like” By: Rosalind B. Penfold

By: Eliza Adler

  1. They try to push you away from friends and family, isolating you (Penfold, 2005. Page 151)             Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.02.06 AM
  2. They make it seem like being with them or their dreams are more important than yours  (Penfold, 2005. Page 115)          Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.21.15 AM.png
  3. They insult you, make fun of you, or intimidate you (Penfold, 2005. Page 179)                Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.22.22 AM.png
  4. They move too fast, too soon (Penfold, 2005. Page 114)Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 10.52.28 AM
  5. They say hurtful things about others, including your friends and family (Penfold, 2005. Page 117)                  Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.24.22 AM.png
  6. They physically hurt you, with or without a weaponScreen Shot 2016-02-10 at 10.57.19 AM
  7. They get very jealous, even when you are not doing anything wrongScreen Shot 2016-02-10 at 10.54.11 AM
  8. When they blow up at you, they pretend like it never happened    (Penfold, 2005. Page 127)                                               Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.31.45 AM.png
  9. They lie to you, over and over (Penfold, 2005. Page 284) Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 10.57.51 AM
  10. They bribe you or manipulate you (Penfold, 2005. Page 190) Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 10.59.53 AM
  11. They are aggressive towards others, such as their children, friends, or even strangers  (Penfold, 2005. Page 159) Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.35.26 AM.png
  12. Your family and friends are suspicious of the relationship and repeatedly ask you what is going on (Penfold, 2005. Page 313) Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 11.00.50 AM

“Dragonslippers: This is What and Abusive Relationship Looks Like” by Rosalind B. Penfold.

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