The abuser may call the victim frequently during the day, drop by unexpectedly, refuse to let the victim work, check the car mileage, or ask friends to watch the victim.In the beginning an abuser will attribute controlling behavior to concern for the victim (for example, the victim's safety or decision-making skills).The following is a list of behaviors that may indicate a potential batterer.
There are several ways you can help, including passing along some useful resources.
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If a friend wants help, suggest that he or she take the steps listed above in order to be safe and find help.
If you believe your friend is in serious danger, talk with an adult you trust immediately about your friend's situation so that you aren't carrying the burden by yourself.