CYCLE OF VIOLENCE

Types of abuse (physical/sexual/emotional)

Tension Building

• Extreme jealousy

• Controlling behavior

• Quick involvement

• Unpredictable mood swings

• Alcohol and drug use

• Explosive anger

• Isolation from victim to friends and family

• Uses of force during an argument

• Displays hypersensitivity

• Beliefs in rigid sex roles

• Blames others for personal problems or feelings

• Cruelty to animals and/or children

• Verbally abusive

• Abused former partners

• Threatens violence