Dating and Domestic Violence
Dating and Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another person through fear, intimidation, and manipulation.
There are many forms of abuse.
Physical, Sexual, Emotional and Verbal, Spiritual, and Economical.
There are many signs of an abusive relationship.
Love Doesn’t Hurt!!! Love Is Not Abuse!!!
Abusive Partner Victim
Intimidate Have constant fear of your partner everyday
Manipulate Feel helplessness, emotionless, and “crazy”
Humiliate Believe you deserve the mistreatment from your partner
Isolate Feel scared or embarrassed to disclose the abuse to
Frighten Try to do all the right things to keep your partner happy
Terrorize You are in fear that your partner will harm you
Threaten Feel your partner’s temper is unpredictable
Blame Feel your partner blames you for their own abusive behavior
Hurt, injure and/or cause bruising Try to hide injuries from people
If you or a friend are in an abusive relationship, RSVP is here to help.
Our services are confidential.
Call 936-261-1468 to speak with an RSVP staff member during normal business hours. For immediate assistance call UPD at 4911.
Facts about Strangulation:
- Strangulation is an automatic felony in the state of Texas.
- This is a felony punishable by 2 to 10 YEARS for the 1st offense, and 2 to 20 YEARS for Repeat Convictions.
- Victims may die from internal injuries from strangulation up to 72 hours after the incident has occurred.
If you suspect that you or a friend are in an abusive relationship, RSVP is here to help. Our free services are offered to victims, friends and family and are confidential.
Call 936-261-1468 to speak with an RSVP staff member during normal business hours.
For immediate assistance 4911.
For 24/7 assistance, please call the RSVP dating abuse hotline at 936.261.1457.
For non-emergency general inquiries, please email the RSVP staff at firstname.lastname@example.org