Am I Being Abused?

Does your partner:

  • Embarrass you with put-downs?
  • Act or look at you in ways that scare you?
  • Try to 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?
  • Make all the decisions?
  • Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away or hurt your children?
  • Prevent you from working or attending school?
  • Act like the abuse is your fault, not a problem, or even deny doing it?
  • Threaten to or actually destroy things that are important to you like belongings or pets?
  • Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?
  • Hit you, push you, slap you, choke you?
  • Threaten to commit suicide?
  • Threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an abusive relationship.

For support and more information, call:

  • Our confidential, 24-hour Crisis Line at 704-481-0043; or
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline at  1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or at TTY 1-800-787-3224.