A false allegation can be a life-altering experience. But falsely accused persons often don’t see it coming. These are some of the warning signs to look for:
- Your partner has gotten a restraining before and knows how to work the system.
- You and your partner are thinking about separating, and you are worried about an impending child custody dispute.
- Your partner is moody, unpredictable, attention-seeking, demanding, manipulative, or fails to assume responsibility for family problems.
- Your partner has been diagnosed with depression, borderline personality disorder, or other a psychological problem.
- Your partner has made a joke about getting a restraining order.
- You just discovered your partner is having an affair (do not confront your partner about it!).
- Your partner has been arrested for domestic violence, and is now considering ways to retaliate.
- Your partner has told you they are going to request a restraining order.
- Your partner has friends or family members who have done so.
Be on the look-out for warning signs that your partner may file a false allegation of domestic violence against you, so you can take steps now to protect yourself.
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