When Love Goes
Are you in an
By: Kit Fabito
There are clear
warning signs when you are involved in an abusive relationship. Family town, a Singapore government website, says you
should watch out for these red flags:
FEAR. You are afraid of making
your partner angry, leaving you unable to disagree with him or her.
THREATS. Your partner threatens
to use violence against you or others.
PHYSICAL ATTACKS. Your partner
has held you down, pushed or kicked you, or thrown things at you.
OBSESSIVE CONTROL. You cannot
go out to meet your friends without your partner’s permission. Your partner demands that you justify everything that
you do and forces you to choose between him or her and your family or friends.
If you think you are in an abusive relationship, get help quickly.
Tell a friend, relative, or a school or work counselor. The more control your partner has over you. Keep a record of the abuse
and call the police immediately if you feel in danger.