With the recent Mel Gibson tapes blowing up, "Extra's" Lifechanger and Life Coach Laura Baron gives us tips for spotting abusive behavior.
Baron, host and life coach of VH1's "You're Cut Off," says, "Abuse is the patterned behavior of manipulation. Abusers are savvy manipulators, but their key behaviors are often the same."
If you suspect you might be in an abusive relationship, Baron suggests you ask yourself the key questions in this list.
If the answer to most of these questions is yes, you are most likely in an abusive relationship and need to make a plan to get out.
There are many hotlines you can contact for help, including Safe Horizons at 800.621.HOPE (4673).
VH1's "You're Cut Off" sends nine spoiled young women into "princess rehab," stripping them of all their cash and conveniences and forcing them to live like the rest of us. Baron guides these young women as a lifestyle and relationship strategist, helping them become empowered. New episodes premiere Mondays on VH1. Check TV listings for time.