- They seem afraid of their partner or are always very anxious to please him or her.
- They have stopped seeing their friends or family, or cuts phone conversations short when their partner is in the room.
- Their partner often criticizes them or humiliates them in front of other people.
- When someone becomes anxious or depressed, has lost their confidence, or is unusually quiet.
- They have physical injuries (bruises, broken bones, sprains, cuts etc). They may give unlikely explanations for physical injuries.
- Their children seem afraid of the person, have behavior problems, or are very withdrawn or anxious.
- They seem anxious or afraid to please their partner.
- They go along with everything their partner says or does.
- They dress in clothing designed to hide bruises or scars (e.g. wearing long sleeves in the summer or sunglasses indoors).
- They show major personality changes (an outgoing person becomes withdrawn).
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