What is Domestic Violence
DOES YOUR PARTNER:
Humiliate, embarrass, ridicule or put you down in public or private?
Attempt to separate you from your family and friends?
Blame you for all problems in the relationship?
Control all finances in the household?
Deny you access to money or insist that you account for every penny you spend?
Prevent you from going to temple if an argument or fight has occurred?
Always check up on you to see where you go and what you do?
Deny or punish your children when he’s angry with you?
Insist on having more children even though there are problems in the relationship?
Threaten to hurt your children, family members, or pets?
Take away your car or house keys?
Use excessive alcohol and/or drugs?
Use his bad childhood as an excuse for his violence?
Slap, shove, punch or throw objects at you?
Force you to have sex or perform unwanted sexual acts?
DO YOU FREQUENTLY:
Change your behavior to deal with your partner’s moods and temper?
Always worry about what kind of mood your partner will be in?
Feel like you are walking on egg shells?
Feel like you are going crazy?
Fear the consequences of being yourself?
Feel isolated or alone and have no one to talk to?
These are all warning signs that a relationship could be abusive and unhealthy.
If you or anyone you know needs help, please call
- My partner always makes me feel bad about myself.
- My partner humiliates me or puts me down in private and in public.
- My partner has made rules for me to follow.
- My partner intimidates me with threats of violence.
- My partner is extremely jealous.
- My partner makes me feel guilty about everything I do.
- My partner’s mood often changes.
- My partner is very possessive.
- My partner uses alcohol and/or drugs.
- My partner drives dangerously.
- My partner checks where I am at all times.
- My partner accuses me of being interested in someone else.
- My partner controls how I dress and what I say.
- My partner calls me names.
- My partner is constantly screaming.
- My partner is loving one moment and angry the next.
- My partner checks my cell phone.
- My partner goes through my belongings.
- My partner shoves, slaps, or throws objects at me.
- My partner does not let me hang out with my friends and family.
- My partner tells me how to spend my time.
- My partner controls my finances.
- My partner is very manipulative.
You may be a victim of abuse if any of the above statements apply to your relationship. If you or anyone you know needs help, please call Project S.A.R.A.H 973-777-7638 x154