Signs That A Relationship May Be Abusive
Has your partner ever……………
- Ridiculed or insulted your gender as a group?
- Ridiculed or insulted our most valued beliefs, your religion, race, heritage, or class?
- Withheld approval, appreciation, or affection as a punishment?
- Continually criticized you, called you names, shouted at you?
- Humiliated you in private or in public?
- Refused to socialize with you?
- Kept you from working, controlled your money, made all decisions?
- Refused to work or share money?
- Took car keys or money away from you?
- Regularly threatened to leave or told you to leave?
- Threatened to hurt you or your family?
- Punished or deprived the children when angry at you?
- Threatened to kidnap the children if you left?
- Abused, tortured, or killed pets to hurt you?
- Harassed you about imagined affairs?
- Manipulated you with lies and contradictions?
- Destroyed furniture, punched holes in walls, broke appliances?
- Wielded a weapon in a threatening way?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you may be in an abusive relationship. If you have any questions or would like more information contact the Victim Advocate Program at 644-7161/644-2277, or stop by 4100 University Center Building A.