Are you being abused?
source: ACOG (American
College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)
Are you in an abusive relationship?
Is your partner:
Make all of the decisions ?
Control what you do, who you see or talk to, or where you go?
Stop you from seeing or talking to friends or family?
Take your money or Social Security, make you ask for money or refuse to give
Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
Tell you that you are a bad parent or threaten to take away or hurt your
Act like the abuse is no big deal, it's your fault or even deny doing it?
Embarrass you with bad names and put-downs?
Threaten to commit suicide?
Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?
Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?
Shove you, slap you or hit you?
Force you to drop charges?
Threaten to kill you?
If you answered yes even one of the above, you may be in an abusive relationship.
PLEASE CALL the confidential
toll-free, Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (or from a TTY at
1-800-787-3224) or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or