Threats of Violence
It's not an expression of love, so don't be fooled.
What are threats of violence?
These type of threats are usually used to make the victim do something that they wouldn't normally do, or something they are not comfortable with.
If this is occurring in your relationship; tell an adult right away. It won't get any better.
Why does the abuser use threats of violence?
The abuser might want the victim's money or expensive items that they own.
The abuser might also want the victim to stay quiet and not tell anyone what he/she is going through.
Finally, the abuser might want the victim to have sex, even if the victim is extremely uncomfortable with that kind of contact.
These threats can include threatening to hurt, break, or kill something or someone close to the victim. For example:
"If you dump me I will kill you"
"If you ever talk to him again I will hurt your family."
"I will damage your house if you don't have sex with me."
Threats like these are NOT okay. This is NOT an expression of love.