Am I In An Abusive Relationship?
Questions to ask yourself...
__ Are you frightened by your partner's
__ Does your partner embarrass you with put downs, and then tell
you they love you?
__ Do you have to justify everything you do, who you see, and where
__ Do you not see friends or family because of your partner's
__ Does your partner make all of the decisions?
__ Does your partner prevent you from working or attending school?
__ Does your partner take your money or tell you how to spend it?
__ Does your partner threaten to take or harm your children or pets?
__ Have they ever shoved, slapped, choked, kicked, hit, or raped you?
__ Have they ever threatened to kill you - or someone close to you?
If you answered “yes” to even one of these questions, you may be in an abusive relationship. YOU ARE NOT ALONE:
__ An average of three women are murdered by their partners every
day in the United States.
__ Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women ... More
than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined.
__ At least a third of American children have witnessed violence
between thier parents. Most have witnessed multiple instances.
__ Every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten in the United
You have the right to be safe,
to be treated with respect, and to control your own life.