Signs of Abuse

Here are some questions to ask yourself about your relationship with your partner.

Does your partner:

  • Hit, kick, push or physically hurt you in some way?
  • Threaten to hurt you, your children, your pets or family members?
  • Keep you from seeing your family and friends, going to school, or doing other activities that are important to you?
  • Make you feel isolated or control your means of communication such as your phone and computer?
  • Act jealous and question your faithfulness?
  • Humiliate or embarrass you in front of family and friends?
  • Blame you for things you could not control, get angry and refuse to compromise?
  • Stalk or harass you, such as following you or showing up at our home or office uninvited?
  • Make you feel afraid to go home?
  • Force you to have sex or insist on having unprotected sex?
  • Take advantage of you when you are drunk?
  • Deny you contraception?
  • Take sexual pictures or videos of you without your consent?
  • Force you to perform sexual acts on film or in person for money?
  • Threaten to break up with you if you refuse sex?

Is abuse always violent?

No! Abuse is about control, and many abusers make a victim financially dependent on them.

For example:

  • Forbidding the victim to work or attend school.
  • Denying access to a vehicle or damaging the vehicle so that the victim cannot get to work.
  • Sabotaging educational opportunities by destroying class assignments.
  • Withholding money or giving an allowance.
  • Denying access to bank accounts.
  • Hiding family assets. Running up debt in the victim’s name.

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