10 Signs Your Friend Is In An Abusive Relationship

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5. You’re Uncomfortable With Her Partner

5. You're Uncomfortable With Her Partner

Laura Caseley for LittleThings

If the friend you’re worried about is close to you, you’ve probably met her partner at least once.

Did you get a bad feeling when you met them? If so, you should probably trust your instincts.

It’s important not to jump to conclusions, but if you noticed any hints of abusive behavior with your own eyes, you should probably keep a close eye on your friend too.

6. She Has Frequent Cuts Or Bruises

6. She Has Frequent Cuts Or Bruises

Laura Caseley for LittleThings

This seems fairly obvious, but if your friend seems battered or bruised, and doesn’t do activities or work in a profession which may cause little accidents, it’s a very bad sign.

Since physical violence is serious, this could warrant a conversation with her about what’s really going on, or for you to get her the help she needs.

7. He Often Uses Rough Language With Her

7. He Often Uses Rough Language With Her

Laura Caseley for LittleThings

This may also go without saying, but the way your friend’s partner speaks to her can be very telling of what might happen behind closed doors.

Does he use a lot of curse words or speak down to her? If he’s doing it in front of you, he’s almost definitely doing it without you there.

Make sure you let your friend know that she doesn’t deserve to be spoken to in such rough language if its the case.

8. She Puts His Needs Before Her Own

8. She Puts His Needs Before Her Own

Laura Caseley for LittleThings

If someone becomes abusive in their relationship and victimizes their partner, they expect the victim to submit.

Abuse in a relationship can often happen slowly, which makes it hard for the victim to identify that their behavior is wrong, or unusual.

A subtle way your friend might be oblivious to their relationship issues is that they put their partner’s happiness above their own, and make their own sacrifices to please him.

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