For the Record – Intimate Partner Violence: How to tell if your friend or loved one is in an abusive relationship

Darya Zargar- January 29, 2019

Chilliwack RCMP and filmmaker Jasleen Kaur are joining together to end intimate partner violence among teens. This presentation features the story of Maple Batalia, a 19-year-old that was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in a SFU parking lot.

Corporal Samara Blimer sat down to discuss how to learn the warning signs if their friend or loved one is involved in a toxic relationship.

Some of these ‘tell tale’ signs include; stalking, obsessive or controlling by their behaviors, partner threatens to harm or kill themselves or others, and if the victim if fearful of their partner.

“…texting is a big way that people can manipulate and control each other. [On] social media you see people threatening to put intimate images online, ruin somebody’s reputation, and I think that with cellphones now you stay in contact continuously with someone else and that is exhausting.”

Coporal Samara Blimer Chilliwack RCMP

Click the button below to hear the rest of Blimer’s interview.