dating violence

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Very few relationships are violent or abusive from the first date.

That's the insidiousness of domestic or dating violence: the gradual eroding of one person's sense of confidence, of self, of value, of reality ... and the gradual assumption of more and more power and control by the abuser.

But what if we could see the signs, the red flags before we (or someone we care about) is sucked into the vortex of an abusive relationship?

We can.  It's not easy, but we can.