This is such an important issue ladies. I am trying to do some light research on this topic because I am considering writing a book for young women about recognizing the signs and keeping themselves immune from attracting violent men. If any of you would like to help me out, please answer some of my survey questions. You can pm me if you'd like. Thanks.

Have you ever been physically, verbally or emotionally abused by a man? Please specify which type of abuse?

How did you know it was abuse?

Did he ever show signs in the beginning of your relationship that hinted that he was an abusive man?

Did he ever try to control you? If so, how?

Did he shower you with gifts initially to gain your affection?

Did he ever try to isolate you from friends and family?

What attracted you to him? What attracted him to you?

Briefly describe your relationship with your mother and father throughout your lifetime?

Were you going through a bad time emotionally when you attracted him?

How was your self esteem when you attracted him?

Did you ever end the relationship?

What gave you the strength to get out?

Are you in a healthy relationship now?

What did you learn about yourself from this relationship?

What did you learn from men based on this relationship?

How would you describe your self esteem now?

What would you want other young women to know about dating a man who has the potential to be abusive?