The Tell-Tale Signs


Violence in a relationship can develop slowly over time or it can happen in an instant. Here are some signs that you might need to seek help:

  • Hitting, choking, slapping, shoving, restraining
  • Striking with any kind of weapon or other object
  • Physically harming children
  • Sexual assault/rape
  • Threatening you or your children
  • Physically harming pets
  • Degradation and humiliation
  • Isolation and confinement
  • Emotional, psychological and verbal abuse
  • Escalating arguments
  • Withdrawal of financial support as a tool of manipulation
  • Attempts to cut off friendship or family ties
  • Increased hostility toward or suspicion of friends and family

If you are a victim of abuse, or think your relationship may be on a path toward abuse, you can contact Interval House today at 416-924-1491.