What is Abuse?

Are you or is someone you know a victim of abuse?

In your relationship, have you ever experienced verbal abuse, including put-downs or threats?
Yes No

Have you suffered physical violence such as hitting, pushing, pulling hair, or forced sexual contact?
Yes No

Has your partner threatened to leave if you don’t do as they ask?
Yes No

Does your partner try to isolate you from family and friends?
Yes No

Is your partner bossy? Do they try to control who you see, what you do, or what you wear?
Yes No

Does your partner use guilt trips to get their own way?
Yes No

Do you have to explain your whereabouts?
Yes No

Does your partner have a bad temper and a history of violence? Do they brag about mistreating others?
Yes No

Does your partner blame you when they treat you bad?
Yes No

Does your partner have a history of bad relationships?
Yes No

Does your partner treat you "like dirt" or humiliate you in front of friends and family?
Yes No

Are you afraid of your partner? Do you worry about how they will react to what you say or do?
Yes No

Does your partner abuse alcohol or drugs?
Yes No

Have your friends or family warned you about your partner or told you they were worried about your safety?
Yes No

If you answered "Yes" to any of the above questions, your relationship may be abusive. Don’t ignore or minimize these warning signs. Get help!