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What is Domestic Abuse?

Does your partner ever….

  • Insult, demean, or embarrass you with put-downs?

  • Control what you do, who you talk to, or where you go.

  • Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

  • Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

  • Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

  • Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

  • Make all of the decisions without your input or consideration of your needs.

  • Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

  • Prevent you from working or attending school?

  • Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

  • Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

  • Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

  • Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

  • Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?


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

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