Jan 10, 2023
You might recognize this personality in your social and dating relationships, the guy who wants to impress you, dominate the conversation, and make the decisions.
You might be concerned about a long-term relationship or an intimate relationship.
The CDC published a study about homicide being the leading cause of death for women under the age of 44. The study included a grim statistic. Fifty-five percent of all women homicides were attributed to intimate partner violence, meaning the perpetrator was the married or unmarried intimate partner.
So the question is: are there behavior patterns in the early phase of a relationship that are indicators of coercive control and abuse? And if so, what are the methods a woman can employ to verify those behavior patterns and determine the appropriate response before committing to a long-term relationship?