16 Sep '11, 3am

'Dating abuse': Help, my guy uses me as a punching bag

'Dating abuse': Help, my guy uses me as a punching bag

THESE are the top signs that a woman who is dating is being abused, according to Mrs Seah Kheng Yeow, senior social worker at Promoting Alternatives To Violence: She is afraid to go on a date with her boyfriend; She has to agree with everything he says in case he gets angry; She fears he may leave, or that he will harm himself if she leaves; She gets physically hurt; Her man shows jealous or controlling tendencies; She is forced into sex; and She is being insulted. In extreme cases, women could also start to show signs of depression, such as insomnia and loss of appetite. The characteristics of a man predisposed to abusing women include: Obsessive or jealous behaviour; Explosive temper; Use of insulting or blunt words; Little empathy; and History of violence. Mrs Seah added that dating couples often ignore the warning signs or think that things will change when they get ma...

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