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He/she may accuse you of being 'tied to your mother's apron strings', not be committed to the relationship, or view people who are your personal friends as 'causing trouble' or 'trying to put a wedge' between you.

He/she may want to live in the country without a phone, not let you use the car, stop you from working or gaining further education or qualifications.

As this behaviour gets worse, you may not be allowed to make personal decisions about the house, clothing, going to church or how you spend your time or money or even make you ask for permission to leave the house or room.

Alternately, he/she may theoretically allow you your own decisions, but penalise you for making the wrong ones.

Jealousy is not proof of love, it is a sign of insecurity and possessiveness.Statements such as: 'lf you love me, I'm all you need', 'You are all I need.' are common.Your abuser may expect you to provide everything for him/her emotionally, practically, financially or spiritually, and then blame you for not being perfect or living up to expectation.If we can recognise the warning signs of a domestic abuser, or someone who is likely to have an abusive personality, we can save ourselves (and our loved ones) a lot of grief and heartache.Many survivors of abusive relationships have so often said that if they had just known the warning signs, they would never have got involved with their abusive partner.

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