Early warning signs dating violence
Reproductive coercion can also come in the form of pressure, guilt and shame from an abusive partner.
Some examples are if your abusive partner is constantly talking about having children or making you feel guilty for not having or wanting children with them — especially if you already have kids with someone else.
It can be verbal and emotional, in the form of statements that make you feel pressure, guilt, or shame.
You can also be made to feel forced through more subtle actions.
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Possessive and controlling behaviors don’t always appear overnight, but rather emerge and intensify as the relationship grows.
Domestic violence doesn’t look the same in every relationship because every relationship is different.
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