Throughout the guide we refer to the victim as ‘she’ for simplicity and because the majority of victims are women.
However we encourage supporters of men who are being abused to use this guide.
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He will insist on being exclusive right away, and will likely want to move in together, or even get married, very quickly. You may feel like the relationship is moving too quickly -- trust your instincts. You may think this jealousy is cute, or even loving -- at first. He may get upset if you don't call him back right away or if you come home late. He will start to question who you saw, where you went, and what you were doing.If your feelings are consistently being diminished and you often find yourself apologizing to your partner when you were the one hurt by their bad behavior, chances are you are stuck in a toxic relationship with an emotional manipulator.According to relationship experts, emotional manipulators prey on your vulnerabilities and often use your own words against you in order to get what they want - and just when you have hit your breaking point, they lure you back in with a touching apology and the promise of change.If you experience these "red flags," you can confide in a friend or reach out for support from a domestic violence advocate.If you believe a friend or relative is being abused, offer your nonjudgmental support and help.A warning specific to the work shows that the work itself is fairly controversial or otherwise unusual.