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.