Are you a Victim?

Does your partner ever:

  • Put you down, call you names, or make you feel bad about yourself?
  • Make you do something humiliating or degrading, or embarrass you in front of others?
  • 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?
  • Intentionally damage your possessions or threaten to do so?
  • 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.
  • Make all the big decisions and/or control the money?
  • 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 them?

Do you:

  • Ever feel like you are walking on egg shells?
  • Sometimes feel scared of how your partner will act?
  • Constantly make excuses 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 your 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.