DOES YOUR PARTNER:
√ Embarrass you with put-downs?
√ Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
√ Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?
√ Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?
√ Take your money, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?
√ Make all the decisions?
√ Tell you that you are a bad parent or threaten to take away or hurt your children?
√ Prevent you from working or attending school?
√ Act like the abuse is no big deal, it is your fault, or even deny doing it?
√ Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?
√ Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?
√ Shove you, slap you, choke you or hit you?
√ Force you to try and drop charges you have filed?
√ Threaten to commit suicide?
√Threaten to kill you?
√ Use drugs and alcohol as an excuse for saying hurtful things or abusing you?
√ Pressure you sexually for things you are uncomfortable doing?
√ Tell you that you are nothing without him?
√ Sometimes feel scared of how your partner will act?
√ Constantly make excuse to other people for your partner’s behavior?
√ Believe that you can help your partner change if only you change yourself?
√ Try not to do anything that would cause conflict or make you partner angry?
√ Always do what your partner wants you to do instead of doing what you want?
√ Stay because you are afraid of what your partner would do to you if you broke up?
IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, YOU MAY BE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP.