Domestic Violence Facts

Signs of an

Abusive Relationship

Do you:

  • Feel afraid of your partner much of the time?
  • Feel you cannot do anything right for your partner?
  • Feel emotionally numb or helpless?
  • Wonder if you’re the one who is  crazy?

Violent Behavior

Does your partner:

  • Have a bad, unpredictable and/or explosive temper?
  • Hurt you, or threaten to hurt or kill you?
  • Threaten to take your children away or harm them?
  • Threaten to commit suicide if you leave?
  • Force you to have sex?
  • Destroy your belongings?

Belittling Behavior

Does your partner:

  • Humiliate, criticize or yell at you?
  • Treat you so badly that you’re embarrassed?
  • Blame you for their abusive behavior?
  • See you as property or a sex object, rather than a person?

Controlling Behavior

Does your partner:

  • Act excessively jealous and possessive?
  • Control where and when you go or what you do?
  • Keep you from seeing your friends or family?
  • Limit your access to money, the phone, or the car?
  • Constantly check up on you or require that you check in?

The more yes answers, the more likely it is that you  are in an abusive relationship.  For more information on dating and domestic violence or abuse please contact us at or at 404-543-2793.


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