|Have your friends or family every warned you about your partner or become concerned about your safety? Domestic violence crosses all demographic, social and educational boundaries.|
- Apologize all the time?
- Willingly accept the blame for everything that goes wrong in your relationship?
- “Walk on egg shells”, watching every word you say?
- Rehearse what you will say to your partner to avoid triggering a reaction?
- Cry more than you used to?
- Hide your feelings, especially anger?
- Constantly try to figure out how to get your partner’s approval?
- Give up interests, activities, and people that were once important to you?
- Hold yourself back in your educational or vocational advancement?
- Constantly excuse your partner’s behavior to yourself or others?
- Find excuses not to leave the house?
Does your partner
- Act jealous or possessive toward you?
- Isolate you from your family or friends?
- Check up on you?
- Display a quick temper or extreme mood swings?
- Become hypersensitive to criticism or perceived criticism?
- Blame others?
- Refuse to discuss, negotiate, and compromise?
- Believe in stereotyped sex roles?
- Always have to be in control?
- Manipulate you?
- Have unrealistic expectations of you or the relationship?
- Get too serious too fast?
- Refuse to accept breaking up?
- Abuse drugs, alcohol, or other mood-altering substances?
- Pressure you to use/abuse alcohol or drugs?
- Show little respect for the opposite sex?
- Pressure you for sex?
- Mistreat animals or children?
- Have a history of bad relationships?
- Scare or threaten you or others?
- Have a history of fighting?
- Own or use weapons or display them to back up threats?
- Break or strike objects?
- Become violent with you or others?
If you answered yes to even one question, you could be in danger.
|Questions? Call SafeHaven’s 24-Hour Hotline: 1-877-701-SAFE(7233) or National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
All calls are confidential.