If abusers are such assholes, how do they get someone to fall in love with them in the first place? Easy, they’re not just assholes, they’re often charismatic and attractive. Oh, and very persuasive.
Trust your intuition, relationship red flags aren’t easy to identify, but there are warning signs. Are you dating an abuser?
The first time my ex-boyfriend got violent, we had been together for less than a year. He shoved me and then acted like he didn’t mean it. Moments later he did it again.
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If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call your local emergency number. The numbers listed here are the commonly used numbers for the stated region, the numbers can vary greatly depending on where you live. If you don't know your country's equivalent to 911, this wiki page and The Lifeline Foundation have comprehensive listings.
112 & 999
112, 999, 110
112, 911, 999, 111, & 000
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