Take an honest look at your situation and answer these questions. If you answer yes to any one of them, you may be a victim of abuse. Does the person you love …

  • Keep track of how you spend your time or check up on you often as if you are not trusted?
  • Constantly accuse you of being unfaithful and sleeping around?
  • Discourage your relationships with family and friends?
  • Prevent you from working, attending school or going out?
  • Control all finances and force you to account for what you spend?
  • Destroy personal property and sentimental items?
  • Call you names and humiliate you?
  • Tease, abuse, hurt or even kill your family pets?
  • Blame you for the anger and abuse, and say that everything is your fault?
  • Hit, punch, slap, kick, bite, burn, push, trip or use any other physical force on you or your children?
  • Threaten to hurt you, your children, your family or friends?
  • Use or threaten to use a weapon against you or others you care about?
  • Force you to have sex against your will?
  • Threaten to kill themselves, or someone you care about, if you leave them?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a victim of abuse. We can help. Call our 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-947-8301.