Abusers & Can They Change

  1. Who Are the Abusers
  2. Can Abusers Change

An abuser may:

  • Appear to be a charming, loving, family-oriented person
  • Be a good provider
  • Otherwise be a law-abiding citizen

But, their abusive behaviors toward their intimate partner can lead them to severely injure, and possibly kill, their loved one(s). Domestic violence does not discriminate.

Abuser Characteristics

  • Blaming of others - does not accept responsibility for own actions
  • Controlling behaviors
  • Cruelty to animals, children
  • Excessive jealousy
  • Isolates partners from friends and/or family
  • Low self esteem
  • Poor communication skills
  • Raised in an abusive household
  • Use/abuse of drugs and/or alcohol