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Early Warning Signs of DV: Narcissism

There are many behaviors a batterer exhibits early on in a relationship–red flags–that may foreshadow abuse in the future.

Narcissism and Domestic Violence are not uncommon bedfellows. Narcissists often display other red flag behaviors, such as Love Bombing and Lack of Accountability, or use abusive behaviors such as gaslighting, as means to gain or maintain control in their relationships. The following is a video explaining what narcissism can look like and signs to be aware of that indicate you are being controlled and manipulated by a narcissist.

If you or someone you know may have witnessed this behavior in a partner, and want to know more about other potential early warning signs of domestic violence, Arkansas Valley Resource Center Staff are available 24/7.

415 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-7764
TTY: (719) 384-1938
After Hours Colorado Relay dial 711 or 1-800-659-2656

AVRC is non-discriminatory agency regarding race, religion, color, gender, country of national origin, sexual orientation, mental health status, substance use or economic condition.